• I have been writing for children for many years in my spare time, and have a keen interest in historical fiction. I have written 4 middle grade novels, with a 5th in the works, as well as attended many writers conferences and retreats.  I’m part of an active local critique group too.  Then in 2014, I retired from my elementary school teaching career to focus on my writing.  Now, in 2015, I’m the Regional Advisor for Montana SCBWI, and I’m excited about our plans.