|Region:||Mid Atlantic (D.C./Virginia)|
|Age Levels:||11-13 and 14-17|
|Will Travel:||< 500 miles|
|SCBWI Profile:||Member Profile|
I am the author of three young adult novels: THE BOYFRIEND WHISPERER (2016), which received the Romance Writers of America Young Adult Chapter’s 2015 Rosemary Award and the Virginia Chapter’s 2015 Fool for Love Award; EM & EM (2015), which was named a "Must Read for Teens" by Your Teen Magazine and has been optioned by Adolescent Content for development as a TV series; and THE FUNERAL SINGER (2013), my debut novel.
When I'm not writing YA, I work in nonprofit communications and outreach. I am very active in the SCBWI's Mid-Atlantic Region and serve as registrar for our always fabulous Fall Conference. I am represented by Andrea Somberg of Harvey Klinger Inc.
I'll work with you to select the topic of greatest interest to your students. I present on the writing, revision, and publishing process, as well on the topics in my books (online bullying, teen identity exploration, and yes, if you want, even funeral service). My true passion is craft: where to start your story, point of view, dialog, creating tension, etc. Would love to hear from you!