• AJ grew
    up in Boise, Idaho, catching grasshoppers and writing stories. Her biggest
    dream in the whole world was to be a writer.

    Now she
    lives in Seattle with her husband, two children, two dogs, and a cat named Ish.
    Her favorite job (besides children’s author) was being a bookmobile librarian.
    AJ’s writing flame burns brightest when she works on picture books. She reads
    kid lit every day and dances every chance she gets.

    received a B.A. in journalism and women’s and gender studies from the
    University of Oregon.

    When AJ’s
    not writing, she enjoys camping, hiking, fishing, and exploring the Emerald
    City with her family.

    She is represented by Jordan Hamessley of New Leaf Literary.  


  • Mama. Wordsmith. Kid lit enthusiast. 

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