• When I’m not working on writing for children or adult markets, I review and edit online content for an educational website.  I also enjoy leading a local critique group for writers and illustrators. A collection of my children’s stories is used by Symphony Learning as reading level assessments. My fiction for adults has appeared in the Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, and my non-fiction has been published by the UP Reader and the Mystery Readers Journal.

    Having earned a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University, I later became certified as an educator through Northern Michigan University.  My teaching experience spans preschool through middle school language arts. 



    Many of my writing ideas come from thoughts of people and places I’ve known, in addition to being found in dreams and memories of childhood events…all with a twist, of course!