Children’s Book Author
Writing Workshop Presenter
Key Note Speaker
A little about me...
You might be surprised to hear that when I was a kid, I used to say I hated reading. That's because it was so hard for me. I struggled and struggled and sometimes feared I’d never get the hang of it.
However, I loved books! Some of my fondest childhood memories are of being read to by my mother. I still love being read to. But I did finally learn to read on my own—in third grade. And now I not only love reading children's books, I also love writing them.
Back when I was a child, I dreamed of becoming a children’s book writer. So when I grew up, I took a Writing Children’s Literature class through Adult Education. Twelve years later, after more rejections than I care to remember, I got my first book published, Keep Your Socks On, Albert!
Since then I’ve been lucky enough to have many more books published. I still get rejections. However, I also keep getting new book ideas. So I always have plenty of stories to work on. They keep me entertained and excited. I feel very grateful to have a career doing something I truly love.