I have written three middle grade novels. I love to write for middle grade because the tween protagonists still hold onto their childlike curiosity while having a growing awareness about the world and their place in it.
My picture books run the gamut and are inspired by nature’s intricacies and the funny perspectives of little children.
My stories flow from multiple sources: my Master’s in Biology, ecological fieldwork and interactions with kids through science education and sport coaching.
One of my picture books, Tickle Cakes, won 3rd place in the Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association 2016 Literary Contest. I also won 1st place in the 2015 Write on the River’s contest for my nonfiction essay, “Safe.” I am a graduate of Artist Trust 2015 LitEDGE.
I also write running blogs (at runwenatchee.com), and articles for local magazines. I lead women’s weekend running retreats (iciclerunningretreats.com). I live in North Central Washington with my husband and two children.