Welcome

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

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’m at work on a second MG novel set in the summer of 1968.

I’m passionate about story-telling, nontraditional learning, ballet, space travel, and the months June, July, and August. Entering contests gives me an adrenaline rush. 

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 the writing life.

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