I’m a job juggler and recovering  perfectionist.  I divide my time among writing, entering competitions, homeschooling my teen daughter, teaching writing workshops, and educational consulting. My favorite jobs so far have been teaching ballet and teaching first grade.

I grew up in Detroit and graduated from New York University and Harvard School of Education. Today my home is Massachusetts, though I hope to move somewhere tropical one day. I’m allergic to snow.

I write fiction, essays, and creative nonfiction. My debut YA 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 love connecting with my readers. Please stop by and say hello.