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 represented by Leslie Zampetti of Dunham Literary, and my debut picture book will be published in 2021. My writing has appeared in numerous outlets including, The New York Times, Motherwell Magazine, and Pregnant Chicken. I also offer affordable picture book critiques.
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