​​     I grew up in beautiful northern Wisconsin.  My brothers and sisters and I were raised in a home full of love, laughter and music, and surrounded by pine forests and countless lakes.  It was truly a blessed childhood, and I've returned to the northwoods to raise my own family.


     Reading and storytelling were a big part of my childhood.  My love for both was rekindled while raising my own three children.  I quickly realized that I needed to be a part of the wonderful world of children's literature.  So I dove in headfirst and haven't stopped since!


​     Along with oodles of fellow children's authors and my incredibly supportive and talented critique groups, The Prose Shop  and The Poetry GardenI've found the following organizations invaluable to me and my writing:  

 Susie Sawyer - Writing for Children

A little about me...