I've always enjoyed reading and writing stories. Growing up in Philadelphia, I wrote often, mainly journaling absurd observations in my neighborhood or scribbling love notes that never got delivered. While studying journalism at Temple University, I wrote for the Temple News and before long I knew what I wanted to do in life. After graduating from Temple University, I enrolled in Rosemont College’s graduate program where I studied English and Publishing. While in graduate school, I fell in love with children’s literature and started to write for a middle grade and young adult audience. Since then I've written a middle grade book called The Dust Bunnies, which is an adventure story about a young girl and her pet jackrabbit who are trying to survive and remain hopeful during the Dust Bowl.
• The Book Thief• Charlotte's Web• Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe• What's Eating Gilbert Grape• The Goldfinch• The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender• The Ocean at the End of the Lane• The Hazel Wood• All the Light We Cannot See• The Girl Who Drank the Moon
You can only be free when even the desire of seeking freedom becomes a harness to you, and when you cease to speak of freedom as a goal and a fulfillment.