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I write middle grade fiction and have a not-so-secret fondness for fantasy with a dark twist...
Growing up, I was a voracious reader and books always took me to places where my imagination thrived. I love writing stories that spark that same wonder in others.
I'm also a teacher and have taught Language Arts and technology for over 27 years. Being around middle school kids all day, I've developed patience, creativity, flexibility, and an abundant sense of humor! Visit my teaching portfolio to learn more about my classroom.
I participate in writing communities through Inked Voices, GrubStreet, and The Writers' Loft. I am a member of The Brown Bookshelf's Amplify Black Stories Cohort, KidLit in Color, Black Creators in Kidlit, and #22Debuts, as well as SCBWI (The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) and Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
I'm represented by Lindsay Davis Auld of Writers House.