I live on a small Michigan farm, which makes me laugh, because until last year, all my previous farm experience included a preschool field trip to a farm and picture books about farms. Still, I love beginning and ending each day in the barn with goats and chickens, and in the summer, long days in the garden. It all really comes down to my love of good food.
Between chores, I homeschool my four children and I fit writing in between the lessons and sports practices.
In 2001, I began seriously studying the craft of writing for young adults and middle grade students, hoping to provide good stories that inspire. Inspire what you ask? I hope my stories inspire people to think, to learn, to be at their best. I love to learn and to think and I try to be at my best. But, because I, too, suffer from the human condition, when I'm not at my best, I turn to books that inspire me.