Growing up less than a block from the public library, I've always loved books and managed to survive a childhood of crossing the street while reading. I learned to skate as an adult and to write after that and am a firm believer that it's never too late to follow your dreams. A former teacher, I now split my time between writing and reading. (I work half time as a youth librarian.) I still skate weekends with my synchronized skating team. I live in Michigan with two daughters, a cat who thinks she's a dog, and my husband, who was also my high school sweetheart. I am a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and of Romance Writers of America.
Authors: Miranda Keanneally (Catching Jordan), Simone Elkeles (Perfect Chemistry), Judy Blume (Forever), J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter), Suzanne Collins (Hunger Games), Cinda Williams Chima (Seven Realms), Stephenie Meyer (Twilight), Stephanie Perkins (Anna and the French Kiss), Jennifer Comeaux (everything!)
Movies: The Cutting Edge (Come on, are you surprised by this?)
Foods: Tea and just about any kind of fruit but especially mangoes
Passions: Skating, reading, writing
Hobbies: Board games, dance, hockey
Holiday: Christmas - I've been known to go a little Christmas tree crazy
Guilty pleasure: I confess to marathon watching Dawson's Creek and Friday Night Lights reruns and am addicted to Grey's Anatomy.