I was born in England, grew up in Boston and currently live in Los Angeles with my two young children who inspire me daily, and my extraordinarily supportive husband. I earned my Bachelor of Arts from Simmons College in business management, and worked for a number of years in corporate finance. I have always had a passion for writing and literature, and now spend every free moment I have working on my craft. I thoroughly enjoy dreaming up, writing, and editing manuscripts.
What I Write...
I have written a number of picture book manuscripts ranging from simple to more complex plot lines, but all aiming to combine heart, a drop of humor, and a surprise twist.
My goal is to write and hopefully publish picture books that touch the lives of my readers. Growing up I found humor, adventure, and comfort from countless books at different times in my life, and loved being lost in a world someone else created. Now, as a parent to two small children, I see the magic of the world of books through their eyes. The picture books we read truly touch them; they soothe them, they make them giggle uncontrollably, they generate a zillion questions. My children learn from the books we read, and are inspired by them as well. My hope is to touch a young audience in this way. I hope to make children laugh, to inspire curiosity, and create a magical world they can lose themselves in time and time again.
- The Children's Book Academy - Craft and Business of Writing Children's Picture Books (April - May 2018) - Kelly Delaney & Dr. Mira Reisberg
- The Lyrical Language Lab - Punching up Prose with Poetry (Jan-March 2018) - Renee M. LaTulippe
- UCLA Extension - Picture Book I WRITING X 441.1 (Fall 2017) - Terry Pierce
- UCLA Extension - Writing Picture Books for Children: A Beginning Workshop ENGL X 470.51 (Summer 2017) - Sherry Shahan