I’ve been a reader most of my life, and have dreamed of being a writer ever since my 4th grade teacher inspired me to write my own stories.
The steps along my path to published writer have been many; teacher, traveler, wife and mother. Some highlights:
~ I have been teaching for 21 years in the U.S., Italy and Japan. I’ve taught Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grades as a classroom teacher and worked with grades 1 to 6 as an ESL specialist. I’m currently a full-time secondary school librarian in Fairfax County, Virginia.
~ Aside from living overseas, I’ve been lucky enough to travel from the glaciers of Juneau, Alaska to the Eifel Tower in Paris to the temples of Kyoto, Japan. I’ve ridden at breakneck speed in a taxi at sundown on the last day of Ramadan in Cairo, walked along the Great Wall of China, and argued with an Indonesian policeman who stopped us for running a green light in Ubud, Bali. I remain an incurable traveler.
Over the course of my career, I have also been a freelance magazine writer and have written Teachers Guides for many children’s books.
As an author, I am represented by Erin Murphy at the Erin Murphy Literary Agency.
Here are some interviews and guest posts I’ve done in and around the Kid Lit Blogosphere: