I write for kids because books were the air that I breathed when I was a kid. They were my world, my escape. This may sound sappy, but no matter what my topic or market, I love contributing to the safe world of books that I believe all kids need.
Poetry is my absolute favorite thing to write! I write snappy verse, nonfiction poems, funny middle-grade poems, and some serious poems, too. I have a blast trying out different poetic forms. My poems have appeared in books, magazines, websites, traveling art exhibits, and testing materials.
Nonfiction runs a close second. For nonfiction, I write mostly for elementary school kids. My books explore all sorts of topics — from loons to the moon.
In addition to writing, I do lots of word-related things: speak at writing conferences, do school visits and Young Authors Conferences, do freelance copyediting and writing, and more. It’s a crazy quilt of a career!
Here’s a bit from a 2020 blog tour post. Click here for an easier-to-read pdf version