Thanks for stopping by! Since you're here, let me tell you a little about myself.

I write middle-grade and young adult novels, because I think kids are cool, and so are the books they read.

My debut, RUBY REINVENTED, published with Simon & Schuster/Aladdin in November of 2015. My second book, DEAR POPPY, published with Simon & Schuster/Aladdin in October of 2016, and MOLLY IN THE MIDDLE publishes with Simon & Schuster/Aladdin in the fall of 2017. I also wrote a book with six of my friends (that was so much fun)! It's called BEST. NIGHT. EVER. and it also comes out from Simon & Schuster/Aladdin on August 15, 2017. I'm rep'd by the amazing Sarah Davies of The Greenhouse Literary Agency.

I live on the coast of Maine with my husband, two daughters, and two rescue dogs named Hazel and Mabel. Sometimes I stalk my kids and their friends for story ideas. I like to kayak, drink coffee, and eat chocolate, but not usually at the same time.

I'm a contributing writer to Kidliterari. Check it out... you'll find a staggering amount of awesome stuff on kid lit from lots of talented writers.


Although I was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in New Jersey, I am a New Englander at heart. I went to college in Boston, and currently live in Maine (although I've also lived in California and Pennsylvania).

I love dogs.

My memory is terrible, which is probably why I can't stay mad at anyone.

I'm a vegetarian.

I love bodies of water; oceans, lakes, rivers, streams, puddles...

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a writer. I also went through phases where I wanted to be an archeologist, a movie star, and a professional baseball player.

I love chocolate. And coffee.

I grew up playing soccer.

I'm a morning person, and have a hard time staying up past 10 pm.

Spelling is important to me.

‚ÄčI like fuzzy socks.

I can't whistle.