Considered an authority for middle readers and early chapter books, I am fascinated by tree forts, volcanoes, rockets, monster lobsters and creepy graveyards. I support new writers by delivering tailored presentations at conferences and workshops as well as appearing at literary festivals, library events and schools.
I also offer mentorships and regularly jury national writing competitions. In addition to fiction, I freelance for travel magazines about my family’s sailing adventures aboard our boat, Cape Fear. More information about me can be found in my really short bio or my compilation of interview questions.