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. We share our home in Vancouver, WA with three 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.