I write fiction and nonfiction for kids. My poem, A Cowgirl Breakfast, appeared in the March 2016 issue of Spider Magazine and my short story, Incredible Inchworm, will appear in an upcoming issue of Highlights.
My latest book, CHILDREN ON THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, engages readers with historical accounts of life during Westward Expansion. The children that lived in, or moved west of the Mississippi River between 1850 and 1910 had a diverse set of experiences. Readers will connect to historical events through the children that lived during this time in American History. Subjects covered include; the Mexican American War, the first children of the west, overland journeys, orphan train riders, and Homesteaders after Reconstruction. Click on My Books for information and lesson plans from the publisher.
I am the Assistant Regional Advisor for the Inland Northwest chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). You can check out our upcoming events here: https://inlandnw.scbwi.org/