At St. Edward's University, I completed professional development training. I taught a graduate level writing course with a focus on children’s literature ranging from board books to young adult novels. I worked closely with students, providing much editorial feedback on each writing assignment and master thesis projects.
At the Institute of Children's Literature, I received extensive critique training. I worked with hundreds of students ranging in age and experience levels. I worked with each individual to work on their personal goals and provided critiques throughout the course.
I am an author of over 40 publications for young readers and teens with an extensive background in children's literature. I have been offering critiques since 2005 whether independently, part of professional organizations like SCBWI, or as a judge for writing contests. My feedback is honest as I believe this is the best way to grow as a writer, though I try to be as supportive and professional as possible.
I've published over 40 fiction and nonfiction books and magazine pieces for young readers. My novel titles include UNCERTAIN SUMMER, BORDER CROSSING, TRUDY, CALLI, and BORDER CROSSING. I've published multiple chapter books and early readers for Rourke Educational Media to include such titles as BROWNIES WITH BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, TIME TO MOVE, PEACOCK, and RUNAWAY ROBOT. FANGS was recently released from Scholastic, and I've always worked with Capstone, Heinemann, Pearson, Seedling Publications, Six Red Marbles, and a variety of magazines including HIGHLIGHTS FOR CHILDREN. I graduated from Hollins University with a Master of Arts in Children's Literature, and previously instructed at the Institute of Children's Literature and St. Edward's University
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Editor - 23 years. Fiction, non-fiction, screenplays. Found and edit New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors. Free editing samples.
I specialize in children's fiction and non-fiction, instructional writing, and arts and crafts. I have over a decade of in-house experience.