I love being an author of books for children and teens! I've been writing stories since I was seven. Really!
After many years of mud pies, skinned knees, sibling rivalry, crushes, boyfriends and heartbreaks, I got serious and penned my first novel when I was sixteen. I received my first rejection letter when I was eighteen. It was from Cosmopolitan Magazine. I still have it!
My young adult novel, Mercy Lily, debuted from Flux October 2011. It's received some nice reviews from VOYA and a shout out on YALSA's blog! Download Mercy Lily bookmarks here!
Along with publishing fiction, I've written three nonfiction books for Enslow Publishing. Lois Lowry: The Giver of Stories & Memories (2007) , So You Want to Be a Film or TV Actor? (2008), and Stephenie Meyer: Author of the Twilight Saga (2009).
When I'm not writing, I work at as a library assistant at a K-8 school library.