I am a nonfiction writer focusing on books, articles, and other educational material for children. I have had the opportunity to write about a huge range of topics, from things like nanotechnology to snottites and augmented reality to burrowing owls. I love that my work allows me to satisfy my endless curiosity about . . . well, pretty much everything!
Though I write about disparate topics, I find that these three themes continually surface in thought processes and in my completed work:
- The universe is full of wonder.
- It is our privilege to understand and protect it.
- Working toward social and environmental justice is an integral part of caring for the earth.
I have lived in Washington State all my life. My family and I prowl the Western U.S. in our trailer. We especially enjoy hanging out at the Oregon Coast. At home I work to create a backyard paradise for wildlife. I also knit/crochet and play tabletop games. Besides the humans in our house, I live with two cats, two snakes, and some fish. There are also lots of spiders, but though they are welcome residents, they prefer not to be called pets.