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 librarian, I now split my time between writing and teaching elementary school. Born and raised as a Michigander, I currently live in Ontario with my husband and our two daughters and three cats. I am a proud member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and graduate of Alma College, Grand Valley State University, and Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Authors: Miranda Keanneally (Catching Jordan), Simone Elkeles (Perfect Chemistry), Judy Blume (Forever), Suzanne Collins (Hunger Games), Cinda Williams Chima (Seven Realms), Stephanie Perkins (Anna and the French Kiss), Jennifer Comeaux (everything!)
Movies: The Cutting Edge (Come on, are you surprised by this?) and all the Harry Potter films - can I move to Universal Studios and live in the Wizarding World please?
Foods: Tea and just about any kind of fruit but especially mangoes
Passions: Skating, reading, writing, thrifting, crafting, board games
Holiday: Christmas - I love baking and decorating and usually go a little Christmas tree crazy. Plus, I love snow.
Guilty pleasure: I confess to marathon watching Friday Night Lights reruns and am addicted to Grey's Anatomy.