I’m a Gemini. So what does that have to do with writing books? The Gemini-born are forever probing people and places in search of information. The more information a Gemini collects, the better. I love research–in fact, I can’t get enough. Sharing that information later on is also a lot of fun.

I’ve always loved picture books and remember having a bunch growing up. One of my favorites was and still is “The Fly Went By” by Mike McClintock. I love the rhyme, repetition, and the nice little twist at the end. 

Even though I love gathering information, I didn’t always think of myself as a writer. I graduated from St. John’s University and had a ten-year career as a TV producer. But after the birth of my two boys, I discovered my passion for children’s books. It took two years of intense research and honing my writing skills to receive a contract for my first picture book, The Bug That Plagued the Entire Third Grade. Then came Oh! the Possibilities! 

The best part about being an author: sharing your books! After having the chance to share my books at libraries and schools, I realized that I loved sharing stories with young readers, so I went to grad school, got my masters in education, and now I'm a teacher who gets to share stories everyday! My students have taught me many things, but especially to appreciate life's little moments because everything should be new and exciting!