I'm an author of picture book, middle grade, and young adult stories. I believe in the power of kids. I believe in kids' innate curiosity, enthusiasm, honesty, courage, compassion, and bottomless hope. This big, flawed, beautiful, strange world is yours. Shape it well.
"It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face
a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less
cruel and heartless." ~ L.R. Knost
I'm an author and illustrator. A weaver of yarns. A social justice bard. Also, a complete dork.
But I write for the best people in the world! People who are astonishingly smart, curious, compassionate, and courageous... kids!
When I'm not doing that, you'll probably find me weaving on a loom, watching Star Trek (TNG or DS9), gaming, or baking a blue-ribbon cake.
I'm a member of SCBWI, the 12x12 Picture Book Forum, #PBChat, and #QueerKidLit. I'm also a mom of two small kiddos.