I’ve worked as a teacher in both public and private schools; my writing has appeared in the StarTribune, Brain, Child magazine, Calyx, and other web and print publications. I teach at The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis. However, the best job I ever had was when I worked in a thrift store pawing through donations of cast-off junk. Loved that job so much.

I live with Adrian, my husband; Matilda, my daughter; and my dogs, Pablo and Jelly. All of whom are super interesting, actually. Built-in entertainment, really.

Here are all my books. I’m also in some anthologies, and I do a podcast with my friend Christa Desir that you can check out here.

I wish I could report all sorts of cute quirky things that I do, but really, I’m kind of boring. I read a lot and never really go anywhere and don’t see that changing ever. My hobbies beyond reading are quite tepid: embroidery, candle-making, herb gardening, swimming laps.

Oh! Here’s me answering “Hostile Questions” for The Booklist Reader. That might be helpful.

Also, I am represented by this very excellent person named Michael Bourret at DG&B. He does all my business-y things. He’s the one to contact if you want to pay me to write stuff as well as blurb requests.

If you have questions, my email’s below and Pablo will handle it.  He knows next to nothing but he’s very enthusiastic. Don’t give anything to Jelly; he will just eat it.