• I’m a Speaker
    My goal when I visit schools is to empower teens (and everyone else) to be authentic – and to celebrate the diversity of that. Visit my speaker visit website here.

    I am also an active conference speaker, moderator and panelist focusing on children’s and teen publishing and diversity. (Recent presentations include the 7th Annual Kidlitosphere Conference in Austin, Texas,the 2014 California School Library Association Conference in San Diego, CA and moderating an amazing picture book panel at the 2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.)

    a Writer
    My mission as a writer is to write books that had I read them as a kid would have changed my life. I’m represented by Danielle Smith of Red Fox Literary.

    a Blogger
    My vision as a blogger is to be a resource, share inspiration and empower diversity in the worlds of children’s and teen literature as well as LGBTQ rights and culture. My personal blog is I’m Here. I’m Queer. What the Hell Do I Read?

    I am also the Official Blogger for SCBWI at SCBWI: The Blog and I lead SCBWI Team Blog at our Official SCBWI Conference Blog.