Thanks for stopping by my website. Below is a little bit about me. And yes, that second picture is me in seventh grade when I thought perms, hot pink lipstick, and peace sign earrings were cool.
I was born and raised in Huntington Beach, CA, the original “Surf City USA.” I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Intercultural Studies with a minor in TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages) at Biola University. My favorite part of college was spending one semester living in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, where I drank lots of tea, met some really interesting people, and honed my Yahtzee skills.
I’ve painted an orphanage in Mexico, taught English at a university in Russia, and hope one day to kiss my husband at a café in Paris. I live in northern California with my wonderful husband Ryan, our two sons and Rambo, the world’s whiniest cat.
My book Seeing Cinderella was published by Aladdin M!X (an imprint of Simon and Schuster) in the Spring of 2012 and is available also through the Scholastic Book Club. My second book, Plastic Polly, is coming on March 19, 2013. I also recently signed another 2-book deal with Running Press for a YA series, The Princess in the Opal Mask. I am represented by Kerry Sparks of Levine Greenberg Agency.
PLASTIC POLLY LAUNCH PARTY SUCCESS I wanted to give a wholehearted thank you to everyone who came to the launch party. Out of all the things you could have done on such a beautiful day, I am humbled that you came to mingle and pick up my book. If you’d like to get a glimpse of what the launch was like, check out some photos as well as a quick two-minute YouTube video.
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