I am a writer. I write stories. I write about what I feel is interesting, about what I feel is entertaining, and stories that I hope are both for you. Why? For a variety of reasons, several of which are stated by others on my quotes page.

anna and gaugeI grew up in Minnesota. My love for writing began there when my father handed me a notebook on my first international trip and told me he wanted me to write about it. I wrote half of a page. But the idea stuck with me, and a great many years later I’m now writing books.

I currently live in Buffalo. I still travel. Instead of writing about it, though, now I write books. I write those stories because I have a passion, because it brings me a sense of calm, it clears my head, and because my dogs Anna and Gauge enjoy sleeping to the click and clack of a keyboard. But mostly I write stories because it is fun. I enjoy writing. And I hope you enjoy reading what I write.

I am a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the Buffalo-Niagara Children’s Writers and Illustrators. In addition to writing and reading, I spend my free time hiking, running, watching movies, and playing with my dogs.