I’m a word crafter and recovering perfectionist.

I’m passionate about educational reform, homeschooling, math, dance and the months June, July, and August. Entering contests give me an adrenaline rush.

Most fun job: teaching ballet to children and adults. Most rewarding job: mom to three amazing children.  Current job: educational consultant and writer.

I’ve also worked as a public relations manager for my teen daughter’s magazine business. A writing workshop instructor. A school reading specialist.  A first-grade teacher.

I  write fiction, essays, and memoir. My debut middle-grade novelOne Is Not A Lonely Number, was a 2011 Sydney Taylor Honor Book from the Association of Jewish Libraries, a 2011 Next Generation Indie Finalist, and a 2014 PJ Library Our Way pick.

I grew up in Michigan. Today my home is Massachusetts, though I hope to move somewhere tropical one day. Sunlight makes me joyful. I’m allergic to snow.

I love connecting with my readers and making new friends. Please stop by and say hello.