I’m the author of a poetry collection, Sister,
and three creative writing adventure books: Rip the Page!
for 8-12 year-olds (& parents/teachers) to inspire word-play at home and in the classroom; Leap Write In!
for tweens and teens to experiment with the illogical and heart-space within; and Write Back Soon! Adventures in Letter Writing
for anyone who has ever said, “I love
getting mail!” I’m also a writing coach, creator of the Museletter,
and a visiting author. As a Poet in the Schools, I create my books with the assistance of young writers who welcome me into their imaginations and risk putting their hearts on the page. A recipient of a few grants and awards, I’ve held residencies at Hedgebrook and Djerassi Resident Artists Program and currently work from the Writers Nest
in the San Francisco Bay Area, where I live with my teenage son, a magic cat named Clive, and a rescue dog, Rasco Roon.