I can’t remember a time when I didn’t write stories, but it took me a ridiculously long time to realize that that I wanted to become a professional writer for children. I write picture books, middle grade, and young adult fiction, often about neurodiverse kids and mental health.

I hold an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults and also a Masters in Children’s Literature from Simmons University. I have taught literature and creative writing in every grade from second through college, and I currently work with fourth and fifth graders, who let me go on and on about my favorite books. They call me their own personal book nerd and I don’t mind one bit. 

I live in Boston with my husband and two sons, Eli and Caleb, plus our perfect labradoodle, Quimby (and yes, she’s named for Ramona).