• To write entertaining, engaging, quality fiction and nonfiction at the elementary level


  • IXL Learning. English Language Arts content writer for elementary grades. 2019-present.
  • Age of Learning/ABCMouse.com. Wrote 14 leveled e-books (mostly fiction, 1st and 2nd grades) and 5 e-books (historical fiction, 3rd-5th grades). 2016-2019.
  • IXL Learning. Wrote math story problems at the 5th and 6th grade levels. 2015-2016.
  • Published 150+ stories, articles, crafts, and activities in children’s magazines. 2007 to present.


  • Four years as elementary classroom teacher (grades 3-5)
  • Three years as elementary Spanish teacher (grades k-4)


  • Texas Christian University. Fort Worth, Texas
  • B.S. in Education, specialization in Spanish


  • First Place. Kid’s Imagination Train spring contest, 2017.
  • Letter of Merit. SCBWI Magazine Merit Competition, 2015
  • Letter of Merit. SCBWI Magazine Merit Competition, 2014
  • Grant Recipient. Writing for the Educational Market, Highlights Foundation, 2013
  • Seven-time Highlights Author of the Month. August, November 2011, September 2012, February, June 2016, February 2017, November 2018
  • Winner. Highlights Fiction Contest, 2011
  • Fourth place, Children’s/YA Fiction category. 78th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition, 2009
  • Grant Recipient. Writers Workshop at Chautauqua, Highlights Foundation, 2009


  • Nonfiction Archeology. Kristen Fulton, Instructor, 2015
  • Writing for the Educational Market. Highlights Foundation, 2013
  • Magazine Course. Institute of Children’s Literature. 2010
  • Writers Workshop at Chautauqua. Highlights Foundation, 2009
  • The Art of Writing Novels for Young Readers. Loft Literary Center, 2008
  • Intensive Picture Book Workshop. Anastasia Suen, Instructor, 2008
  • The Writer’s Wheel of Ten. Loft Literary Center, 2007
  • Loft Literary Center and U of MN Compleat Scholar, 2003


  • SCBWI member, citizen scientist for Monarch Watch, kids writing club leader, sewing, cooking, music