About Me

My background


I am the author of twelve books of nonfiction, many professional articles, one novel, and numerous poems and short stories. 

A former consultant and author for teachers in the field of early childhood education, 

my educational publications are available at www.redleafpress.org

Recipient of two awards: Teacher's Choice Award for Professional Development and Finalist for the Midwest Book Award from the Midwest Independent Publishing Association.

My writing roots


I am indebted to the wonderful teachers at the Writers' Retreat at Interlochen Center for the Arts. They have launched me into the fiction writing life and provided support and guidance along the way. In May of 2018, I attended the Novel Retreat at Vermont College of Fine Arts and received wonderful feedback and encouragement on my novel in progress, She Struggled to Stand. Thank you to the faculty and fellow writers for a great week! I am deeply grateful to all of my writing friends.

Consultation Services

Child Development Expertise

I am an expert in the developmental characteristics of young children and can help authors who are trying to capture a young child's voice. Learn to avoid pitfalls and mistakes that will give you believability problems and make your readers turn away from your work.

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