About

  • As you can see from the picture above, I like to make stuff (that’s me making stuff when I was much, much younger). Now I write for kids that age.
  • I’m a writer, educator, speaker, mural artist, illustrator, designer, and painter (you can see my work on this site; check out the tabs above), and eater of avocados and chocolate (usually not at the same time, but it has happened).
  • I wrote and illustrated the seven book series about Petalwink the Fairy currently being adapted into a flying musical.
  • I wrote the five book Fifties Chix time traveling friends series for middle grade aged readers about 5 teens who time travel from 1955 to present day. The first book, Travel to Tomorrow was even a 2011 Goodreads Readers Choice Nominee and bestseller on Amazon!
  • I wrote and with one of my BFFs c0-created and co-produced Bottom Little Theatre, a comedy about best friends, big dreams, and a little theatre.
  • I write often for the Christian Science Publishing Society (including these publications: The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Journal, and The Christian Science Sentinel).
  • I’m a Christian Science Chaplain, which means I visit men and women who are incarcerated and we explore deep spiritual things together with the purpose of learning about God, our spiritual identity as His image and likeness, and accepting His grace–His unconditional love for each of us.
  • I’m often asked “why” I’m an author, or an artist, or even a Chaplain. The easy answer is that I love it! But there’s another answer, too. When I consider my life purpose and clearly define it for myself every day (and tweak it a little each time), it consistently comes down to this: “To master [“put to skillful use”] my creativity and joy to heal and inspire others to recognize their true innocence, worth, and glory as a child of God.” A major way I’m fulfilling my purpose is by creating good content–written or visual (ie, content of substance that is fun and enriching, not dark or degrading) to celebrate indomitable, courageous, spirited girls. Girls and boys need to see strong, fresh, unique, positive, empathetic, compassionate heroes that they can relate to and/or aspire to. We all need to see good, strong female characters. How vital it is that we cherish the unlimited potential in each child and in each person we meet, regardless of their gender (or race, or any physical attributes)!