“Art is transferring feeling from one heart to another.” ~ Leo Tolstoy

I’m a word weaver, radical educator, dancer, and homeschooling pro.

I’m passionate about writing, nontraditional learning, math, ballet, space travel, 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 young adults.  Current job: educational consultant and writer.

I’ve also worked as a public relations manager for my 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 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.

My blog explores creativity, grief, resilience, and all things related to the writing life.

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