I first fell in love with books when my sister and I discovered a battered set of C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia in the family barn. By the time I finished the series, I believed real magic was found behind the cover of a book. Though, I did thoroughly check all wardrobes first.
I published two short stories Where Dragon’s Soar (Wyvern Publications) and Wanting Mary (Vine Leaves Literary Magazine), before writing my debut novel, The Spirit of Cattail County (Scholastic Press), a ghostly story of magic and friendship set in the Everglades. I am now working on a new middle grade novel about family secrets, friendship and magic.
I am also a Literary Associate for Executive Agent Laura Rennert of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency, an agency specializing in children's literature and consistently ranked #1 in juvenile sales by Publishers Marketplace. Prior to my current roles in publishing, I worked as a Television Producer, a Pharmaceutical Sales Rep and a Senior Consultant for the Dale Carnegie Institute. But my favorite job was teaching English to middle school students in New York City as a Teach for America Corps Member. I also taught Education Methods to Teaching Fellows at Pace University.
I continue to work with students as a presenter, a school volunteer, and as a Girl Scout leader, helping kids to find their voice and passion. When I'm not writing, you can find me reading, hiking the Bay Area, or wrangling my three children and a big fluffy dog.
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