Welcome!  My debut YA novel, TORN, will be published by Marshall Cavendish in Fall of 2012.  This is the story of a dangerous friendship, and the way girls can support each other through challenges their parents can’t imagine — and don’t want to imagine.  Click on my BOOK link to find out more.

I also teach graduate courses in writing and children’s and young adult literature at Seattle University, and I lead a volunteer creative writing program for the women of King County Jail.  Click on my TEACHING link to see my syllabi.  Feel free to borrow what you like!  For some teaching and writing ideas, please check out my LINKS page.

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