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|Location||Colorado, United States|
|Introduction||When I was 18, I spent a summer interning for YM magazine and my love affair with the publishing industry bloomed. I've read slush for a literary agent, written copy for a regional magazine, worked in a children's bookstore, been editor of a small literary magazine, was a production editor for a major educational publisher, taught the fundamentals of writing at a community college, and currently work as a freelance copyeditor and proofreader. I studied writing as an undergrad at UC Irvine with Michelle Latiolais and Andrew Altschul, and as a graduate student at St. Mary's College with John Fleming, Lou Berney, Lynn Freed, Susan Trott, Amy Hempel, and Jill McCorkle among others. I’ve been a member of the SCBWI for the past ten years; I enjoy volunteering for the organization, most recently as the managing editor of the Kite Tales newsletter for the Rocky Mountain chapter. Currently I’m revising a middle grade mystery that I like to think of as The Westing Game meets Goonies at a slumber party thrown by Edgar Allan Poe. I am represented by Ammi-Joan Paquette of the Erin Murphy Literary Agency.|
|Interests||writing, reading, the fine art of editing, dance, snowboarding, children's literature, animals, working with children, cooking (some days), gardening, llamas, people, scrapbooking, music, decorating, hitting golf balls, puzzles, musicals, nature, Jim Henson, photography, organizing stuff, pop culture, animals, games|
|Favorite Movies||Goonies, Dirty Dancing, Clue, Chicago, Adaptation, The Muppet Movie, The Princess Bride, Romancing the Stone, Singing in the Rain, Whale Rider, Stranger Than Fiction, Dan in Reality, Pirates of the Carribbean, Back to the Future, Ironman, Oh Heavenly Dog, Toy Story II, You've Got Mail, Almost Famous|
|Favorite Music||A Fine Frenzy, Pete Yorn, MIKA, Ray Charles, The Killers, Jimmy Eat World, Death Cab for Cutie, 80's!, Stevie Wonder, Van Morrison, Johnny Lang, Lyle Lovett, Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Van Halen, Paolo Nutini, Norah Jones, Coldplay, Chuck Berry, Tom Petty, Train, Willie Nelson, Red Hot Chile Peppers, Big Head Todd, The Cars, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Led Zeppelin, Frankie Valli, Gladys Knight, Justin Timberlake, Jakob Dylan, Jayhawks, Louis Armstrong, Madeleine Peyroux, OutKast, Sarah McLachlan, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Zach Gill, Vampire Weekend|
|Favorite Books||Pretty much everything by Alice Munro Anne Tyler Jhumpa Lahiri Eudora Welty Flannery O'Connor and Raymond Carver, A.A. Milne, James Howe, Laini Taylor, Peace Like a River, Song Without Words, The Great Gatsby, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Harry Potter series, From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, The Egypt Game, The Westing Game, Inkheart, Truth and Beauty, Lois Lowry (Anastasia series esp.), John Green, Lisa Yee, Shannon Hale, Laurie Halse Anderson, A Drowned Maiden's Hair, Born Standing Up, Sarah Dessen, Sharon Creech, Water for Elephants, Blackbringer, Sammy Keyes mysteries, Al Capone Does My Shirts, Barbara Kingsolver, Kate DiCamillo, Marcelo in the Real World, When You Reach Me, so so many more. . .|
The squish of mud between your toes; how would you live your life as a frog?
Playing my banjo in the swamp, singing about the rainbow connection, followed by a high jinks adventure with my animal friends on our quest to make it to Hollywood.