Working on revisions for my middle grade novel. Reading Clementine and The Talented Clementine by Sara Pennypacker. I LOVED these books I think Ms. Pennypacker did a fantastic job creating such lovable characters- particularly Clementine and her patient, sweet dad. The voice is very distinct and authentic. The next of the series, Clementine’s Letter, is out in a month and I can’t wait. You probably have already read A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban. It won the Cybil, it’s getting the hype. It’s well deserved. An organ contest? Neil Diamond? Lovable, but flawed and alive parents? Yes! I hope kids everywhere pick this up.
I write stories for kids while volunteering as the Assistant Regional Advisor and Conference Coordinator for the western Washington chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).
I live in Seattle with my family and a small zoo of animals. I drink copious amounts of coffee and assign complicated life stories to passing strangers. I'm currently working on a middle grade novel.