From unusual animals to unexpected discoveries, the natural world is full of surprises. When one of those surprises gets stuck in my head and won't let go, I write about it. For kids!
I believe in the power of a good laugh, the importance of asking questions, and that it's never too early to begin pondering how we know what we know. Our world is a fascinating place, and I hope my words will inspire young people to wonder about it in new ways.
Before writing for kids, I worked in communications at a major science museum and research institution. There, I had the privilege of writing about all sorts of curiosities—from polar bear hair plugs to catfish physicals—that might otherwise have slipped through the cracks.
I still love peculiar critters and unusual stories. Did you know that bearcats are not related to bears or cats? And that they smell like hot buttered popcorn!?
I hold a BA in human development from the University of California San Diego and an MA in strategic public relations from the University of Southern California.
Home is in Santa Cruz, California, where my family and I enjoy camping, hiking, and searching for banana slugs, wild turkeys, and forest fairies.
I am represented by Amy Tompkins at Transatlantic Agency.
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