Thanks for joining me here at Inking Compelling Stories. You’ll find posts about the picture books I admire, use as mentor texts, and value for their top-notch writing.
I write poetic stories on topics from bees, trees, and families to ancient cave art and fossils trapped in asphalt seeps. I’m a forever cheerleader for Team Education. My bucket list keeps filling up with more to see, questions to ask, places to go, and ways to overcome obstacles. (I recently tackled my fear of heights by climbing up behind an incredible waterfall in Iceland.) When I’m not admiring coastlines, trees, mountains, and flowers, I can be found gardening and writing stories in my sometimes flowery/sometimes snowy home in southeastern part of Wisconsin.
A retired educator with a masters in Special Education and another in Educational Leadership, I write to inspire children to ask questions. I live to enjoy life with family, friends, and flowers. My career in education includes teaching, supporting, and working alongside educators as school principal. I currently volunteer for SCBWI Wisconsin as Co-Chair of Publications Promotions. My service to literacy education also includes: the Wisconsin State Reading Association’s (WSRA) Update Editor, Young Authors Festival chair, WSRA President, WSRA 2012 Conference Chair, and WSRA Web Editor. I am a member of USBBY.
I am a curiosity-driven writer for children.