I’m a poet and children’s author and have been writing fiction since 2004.
My poems and stories have been published in several literary reviews, newspapers, magazines, and anthologies including Chicken Soup for the Child’s Soul (HCL 2007), anderbo.com, Bitter Oleander, Blue Jew Yorker, Fandangle, flashquake, Flutter Poetry Journal, Grey Sparrow Journal, Hanging Moss Journal, Highlights for Children, Houston Literary Review, Ibbetson Street, Jerseyworks, joyful!, Live Oak Review, Moon Drenched Fables, Pear Noir!, Poesia, Sotto Voce Magazine, Stone’s Throw, Stories for Children, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, The Feline Muse, The Monongahela Review, Tipton Poetry Journal, U.S.1 Worksheets, Red River Review, Literature for Kids, The Blind Oracle, and Victoria Violet Press.
My chapbook—PACING THE MOON—was released by Flutter Press in 2009.
In 2009, I was a Franklin-Christoph Poetry Merit Winner and the Whidbey Student Choice Winner for June 2010.
Prior to writing fiction, I lived in Germany and traveled extensively throughout Europe. I trained as a classical ballet dancer, has a BFA in dance from Florida State University, and taught and choreographed for several years. I am active in the SCBWI and work with local children’s reading programs. I currently live in northern Virginia with my husband, two children, and two cats.