I specialize in taking the fear out of writing, improving skills and techniques while boosting writing confidence and productivity.
I take away the fear of writing by adding crafts and having fun. Encouraging kids to express themselves in their own unique ways actually works. Keeping the rules to a minimum unleashes the muse!
My work has appeared in books, magazines, and newspapers including Writer’s Digest Magazine, GRIT Magazine, The Houston Chronicle, and The Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Pittsburgh Tribune Review, to name a few. My award-winning story appeared in Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul, as well as in standardized tests in California and Japan. I host workshops and seminars and created a successful writing camp for kids.
M.S. University of Notre Dame, B.S. Dickinson College
In addition to writing, I love to paint with watercolors, hike, bike and play board games. But most of all, I love to help kids create and learn, while I create and learn alongside them!