In high school, my subconscious must have taken the faculty’s advice to develop an organized career plan much too literally. As a result, my career path has ended up being alphabetical:
and finally (realizing I’ll never make it all the way to Z)
Until a recent move from Chicago to Minnesota, I was active in the Illinois chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. I served as a network representative and as the managing editor of and a regular columnist for the chapter newsletter, The Prairie Wind.
Now I live in the suburbs of Minneapolis with my husband, daughter, and son, who know that the best thing to do when I’m writing on deadline is to stock up on Pepsi and brownies and ignore the dust bunnies.