Things that bring me joy: books, kids, kids reading books, writing books for kids. After nearly a decade as a public health professional, I made the jump from office to keyboard. Now, I spend my days reading stories to my kids and writing stories for kids everywhere.
I am an active member of SCBWI and Julie Hedlund’s 12 x 12 Picture Book Writing Challenge. I mainly write lyrical picture books about nature and science–both fiction and nonfiction. I’m a research fiend and love using my professional background to translate science in ways that inspire wonder and curiosity about the natural world. I love too many picture books to list, but my all-time favorite might be Marion Dane Bauer’s THE STUFF OF STARS.
I’m an avid hiker and often find inspiration on the trails of the Pacific Northwest. I tweet @kateallenfox.