About Me

WHO I WAS!

  • A Chicago kid – from Highland Park, to be exact
  • The youngest of six
  • My Nonna’s pal – she lived with us!
  • A bike rider
  • A reader – comic books, dictionaries, cereal boxes … and books, of course
  • A library and bookstore maniac
  • A fort builder
  • A club organizer
  • A lawn mower
  • An ice skater – we had an outdoor rink, each winter, right across the street
  • A Lake Michigan life guard
  • A nerd – I once asked for a thesaurus for my birthday
  • An artist
  • A friend – to both real and imaginary kids
  • A poet
  • A dreamer

WHO I PRETENDED TO BE

  • An Olympic figure skater
  • A milkman
  • A teacher
  • A mom
  • An astronaut
  • A rock-and-roll star
  • An explorer
  • A spy
  • A mad scientist

WHO I AM TODAY

  • A mom
  • A grandma
  • A wife
  • An aunt
  • A friend
  • A Colorado girl
  • A bike rider
  • A mountain climber
  • A skier
  • A volunteer at soup kitchens and other places where two hands and a willing spirit are needed
  • A winner of the Colorado Book Award – twice! Yippee!
  • A library and bookstore maniac
  • A reader
  • A writer
  • A poet
  • A dreamer
  • A kid at heart
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COOL STUFF, PLEASE SEE MY MEDIA KIT.

I LOVE VISITING WITH READERS AND WRITERS OF ALL AGES.

I’m available for high-energy, interactive presentations, workshops, school visits and storytimes customized to meet your needs. I’m a frequent presenter at national and local literacy, writing and education conferences, bookstores, libraries and schools across the country – in person and via Skype.

For information on school and library visits and classroom resources, please see my SCHOOLS/LIBRARIES page.

To inquire about other programs, availability and rates please contact me.

Upcoming Appearances

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