I write nonfiction children’s books for the education market, focusing on beginning readers. As the author of more than 400 titles, I often write about science, geography and social studies topics. I’m published by Scholastic, Amicus, Bearport, Bellwether, Capstone, Heinemann, Jump!, Lerner, and Rourke.
As a seasoned writer with two decades of experience, I write features, news articles and consumer content for daily newspapers, news magazines and health care organizations. My recent work includes personality profiles, lifestyle articles and philanthropy-related communications.
When I was little, I loved the word tuxedo. Tuxedo, tuxedo. It was like a funny little song I’d sing over and over.
My love of tuxedo and other words later compelled me to spend winter breaks studying for school spelling bees. I remember the excitement of winning the fifth-grade bee by successfully spelling lion and the disappointment of not winning the sixth-grade contest because I spelled effect instead of affect. Always listen to how the word is used in a sentence, I learned.