I'm a child psychologist and developing kidlit writer. I dictated my first book at age 3. My mom wrote the words, and my dad illustrated. I wrote several more books like that, and I keep them in my writing loft. I have a fairly extensive and long-standing science writing history, but I only began learning kidlit in 2014. In 2016, I got a contract to write a six-part series. Those picture books, The Becca Epps Series on Bending Your Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviors, were completed in 2022. In 2023, I self-published a co-authored book that includes an illustrated story. I also bought back the rights to the Becca Epps series. It is my intention to create stories with equal parts heart and humor, which really help children grow. I look forward to growing more myself in SCBWI.