I’m a job juggler and recovering perfectionist. Most fun job: teaching ballet to children and adults. Most rewarding job: mom to three amazing children.  I’ve worked as public relations manager for my teen daughter’s magazine business, a writing workshop instructor, and school reading specialist.  I’m passionate about educational reform, homeschooling, and the months June, July, and August.  Entering contests give me an adrenaline rush.

Currently, I work as a private educational consultant and writer of 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 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.