I am a freelance author and illustrator. I also provide editing and coaching services for other children's authors.
I have a Bachelor's degree in writing and children’s literature from Portland State University where I studied privately under editor, Michelle McCann. I'm a longtime member of the SCBWI and have furthered my education through conferences and the Institute of Children's Literature.
I have worked in the children’s acquisition department of Ooligan Press. I have worked as a transcriber, editor, and proofreader for the medical industry, and spent several years as the children's book buyer for my local indie bookstore.
My work has appeared in various children’s magazines including Cobblestone Publishing's science magazine, Odyssey. Manuscripts I've worked on have been published with such houses as Simon and Schuster, Macmillan, and Sleeping Bear Press.