I write books for young children.
Undergrad degree: English
Favorite class in college: Poetry Workshop
Changing majors: I'm pretty sure I briefly majored in Nursing, English, Anthropology and Political Science.
Graduate degree: Graduate degree in Creative Writing.
College to career: I wrote for newspapers and magazines, edited a poetry journal, took on textbook and corporate copywriting gigs, taught children and adults and, finally, stepped into the work that I truly love. Both my undergraduate and graduate degrees were relevant and sustaining, even though I never took a course in children's literature. Through my coursework I developed an unflagging respect for the attentive care required by the written word. No matter what written word nor where it would appear. That lesson is still with me everyday.
Career influences: When I became a mother, I suddenly realized I could marry my craft to my creative passion to my new life. It was really the perfect integration.
Cons: I always worry that my last good idea really was my last ever good idea.
- My Personal Website ( Website )
- Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators ( Website )