My favorite book as a child was an educational book titled I Want to Be a Reporter. It was about the job of a reporter and described the skills needed to tell stories in writing. I asked my mom to read it to me every night. It was fascinating to me! Since discovering that book, I have loved the idea of writing for a living.
As a K-12 educational writer and editor, I get to work on books and teaching materials that inform and inspire students. I have explored many topics in my writing, including the underwater home of a spider and the history of hip-hop music. While I love researching and writing about all kinds of subjects, my experience so far has been mostly in science, social studies, music, and arts and crafts topics.
I have a B.A. in English and have taken graduate level courses in editing, marketing communications, and literature. I belong to the Society of Children”s Book Writers and Illustrators. My work experience includes more than eight years as a business and educational writer and editor. Today, I am a full-time freelancer living in Minneapolis, MN.