I want to live in a world where ALL children have access to stories that breathe truth into their hearts and help them feel more accepted for who they are. I identify as Bisexual/Gender-fluid, and battle Bi-polar mental illness among others. I firmly believe that we need representation across the board for kids. Check out the #WeNeedDiverseBooks movement!
I am an active member of SCBWI, currently co-running a YA Book Club for adults, submitting flash fiction and other pieces online and crafting mostly MG/YA stories. I am currently reviewing children's books at GoodReadsWithRonna.com and can also be found at http://www.thegarden.la on the preschool staff page.
When I'm not writing, you can find me kissing my cats (Crookshanks, Bagheera, and Buddy) and dog (Ruggedo), watching Golden Girls or Tales From The Crypt with my daughter, or painting anything from wooden skulls to murals for children. Whenever I read aloud (especially Harry Potter) my husband loves it because I do all the voices for him. (While I used to act regularly in theatre/film, I only do the occasional gig every once in a while, most recently in Ken Marino's romantic comedy DOG DAYS).
You can read some of my work for adults at the following links:
*This personal essay was chosen as The Purple Fig's favorite piece for the year 2014