I'm a "desert rat" who grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. At age six, I chose teaching as a career because I idolized my first grade teacher. In 1st grade I won a yo-yo contest, and in the 8th grade a smile contest. I've never stopped smiling. After graduating from Arizona State University with a BA in Elementary Education, I taught kindergarten through third grade in the desert locales of Phoenix, Saudi Arabia and Tucson.
I've traveled in 15 countries, lived in 19 homes in 5 states (AZ, CA, NM, NY, WI) and now live in Tucson, AZ. A kid at heart, I collect giraffes and love to stay up late and sleep late, blow bubbles, laugh, walk Presley (my cockapoo), read, write and savor dark chocolate.
Since beginning my new career as a children's author, I've written stories and poems for children of all ages--everything from board books to novels. My stories, articles and poems have appeared in Highlights for Children, High Five, Pockets and My Friend among others. Click publishing credits for the details.
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