About

I write in the margins of life.

 

ABOUT ME

Between brewing morning coffee and steeping sleepy tea, I write poetry and stories, and many an Instagram caption. I am the mother of three girls. My partner’s name is Mitch Mitchell. We live a simple, creative life under the pine trees north of Houston.

My first book for children, Love Love Bakery: A Wild Home for All, was published on July 1, 2018 in partnership with Lucid Books.

My second picture book is titled Every Day is Making Day. It is due out in Winter 2019/2020.

I am a picture book enthusiast and I see it as my responsibility to amplify diverse voices. I want to write a mountain of books that children remember forever.

 
 
 

EXPERIENCE

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, English minor, Dallas Baptist University, 2009

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, emphasis Children's Literature, Penn State University, 2013

While earning my graduate degree, I began writing a YA novel and got hooked on writing for children and teenagers.

I love to work as a developmental editor for children's books. I help people tell their stories in a captivating and honest way that children enjoy and respect.