In third grade I got my first writing prompt: "Trace your hand and write a story about The Adventures on Five Finger Island." My imagination went wild. I created a world of treasure hunts, booby traps, pirate ghosts, and a bunch of hilarious friends.
That same year, I spotted my first typo in a published book. How could this have happened? I diligently brought it to the attention of my teacher, who I assumed could do something to fix it. Alas, there was nothing she could do! Typos have been haunting me ever since.
I received my BA in creative writing and literature from Trinity College in Hartford, CT, and I have over ten years of publishing industry experience with Elsevier/Harcourt/W. B. Saunders. I am a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and a member of and Blogmaster for the Eastern PA chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (www.easternpennpoints.wordpress.com).