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 novel, One 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.