• Author of middle grade historical novels (ODIN’S PROMISE trilogy, 2014-2017),  I also write picture book text, poetry, and other genre. Although my travel time is currently is limited to a one hour radius of home, I love spending time in schools and welcome opportunities to interact with readers, in real life or via Skype. 

    My blog offers reviews, reflections, and interviews about picture books:  Unpacking the Power of Picture Books. I also contribute to a blog featuring books and authors involving history: WWW.THE STORIEDPAST.org.
    Beside reading and writing, I stay busy as an active volunteer in Wisconsin SCBWI as co-chair of the  PAL Publicity committee, I’ve served as a Cybils Awards panelist in 2015, 2016, 2017, and I’m a  member of SCBWI, ILA, WSRA, and WWA.


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