• I am a practicing writing teacher (Grades K – 12) and literacy specialist. I’ve published several teacher practitioner books on reading comprehension instruction and student motivation. I also write for children and have published several nonfictional adventure texts and numerous works of fiction, nonfiction, and series for the educational market. In addition to these interests, I also write comical middle-grade fiction, informational nonfiction, and narrative nonfiction. Outside of my own writing adventures, I champion my students’ writing efforts and have met with some success in both avenues.