My philosophical inquiries were abruptly interrupted by kindergarten.

My philosophical inquiries were abruptly
interrupted by kindergarten.

I am the author of over twenty-five children’s books, as well as Pride and Prejudice and Kitties: A Cat-Lover’s Romp Through Jane Austen’s Classic, and a memoir, An Incredible Talent for Existing: A Writer’s Story.  My essays have appeared in The Writer, The Huffington Post, Literary Mama, The Antigonish Review, Mothers Always Write, Dirty and Thirty, and Pillpack.  I am a public speaker, writing coach, and advice columnist for womensmemoirs.com.

My new memoir, An Incredible Talent for Existing, describes my existential childhood, the radical sixties, going crazy, and how all that led me to becoming a writer. It was a big mess when it happened, but it made a great story afterwards.

I was fortunate growing up in that my parents filled my brother and my lives with wonderful children’s books that I lived in and through. That’s why I love writing for children, playing with words and ideas, rhyme and rhythm, as well as writing for adults. Most importantly, I try not to take myself too seriously!

My parents filled our lives with wonderful children's books.

My parents filled our lives with wonderful children’s books.

I am currently working on a fun and original math series for young children, as well a nonfiction book about living in Florence, Italy, with her family. Read a chapter from the Italy book: