"I'm doing a story!"

That was my line as a dorky, story-telling kid as I slammed the door to my bedroom. I wanted to be alone so I could fully immerse myself in a character, in a perilous situation, and stay there - thrillingly on the edge, facing impossible odds, and determined to defeat evil.

The stories I write today reflect that desire. I love writing characters who defy the status quo and fight for justice in quirky, fantastical worlds that mirror our own. These brave young people face seemingly insurmountable obstacles, but through friendships, cleverness, and love, they find a way to triumph.

I am currently seeking representation for my debut fantasy EVIE AND THE BOY FROM THE SEA. (The artwork above by my friend J Cuyler was inspired by that oceanic adventure!) I also have a few other adventures for young people in the works, including GUARDIANS OF EARTH AND SKY and JAREN SILVERWING AND THE DARKEST SPELL.

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