I'll be teaching a one-day workshop, The Craft of Creating Picture Books: Where Text and Image Meet, at the Writing Salon in Berkeley on Feb. 3rd. Find out more here.
I am an independent children's book author and editor who has worked in the children's book field for over twenty years. I spent seven years in editorial departments in the United States where I helped to produce winners of the Coretta Scott King Award and American Library Association Notable Book selections, among others. I continued to work as a freelance editor and as a Lecturer at the National Centre for Research in Children's Literature (NCRCL) at Roehampton University in London. Now based in Berkeley, California, I work with clients all over the world. I have an MA in Children's Literature from Roehampton University, and an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Finally, I've published two children's books, Sled Dog Dachshund and I am the co-author of Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, first in the Fighting for Justice series.
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