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.
My debut picture book, Pando, A Living Wonder of Trees, was released 2021 by Capstone Editions to critical acclaim. I am represented by Leslie Zampetti of Dunham Literary and a proud member of the Picture Book Scribblers. My writing has appeared in numerous outlets including, The New York Times, Motherwell Magazine, and Pregnant Chicken.
I am an active member of SCBWI San Diego, where I serve as the In-person Critique Group Coordinator, and Julie Hedlund’s 12 x 12 Picture Book Writing Challenge. I write nonfiction lyrical picture books and love using my professional background to translate science in ways that inspire wonder and curiosity about the natural world. I’m an avid hiker and often find inspiration in National Parks and on the trails of Southern California.
Photo credit: Olga Kubrak Photography