About Me

I have always been an avid reader of children's books. I spent seven years in the children's publishing industry in the United States, working at Children's Book Press, Orchard Books and Lee & Low Books. After that, I received my MA in Children's Literature from the National Centre for Research in Children's Literature (NCRCL) at Roehampton University in England. I have taught at the University of Newcastle and Roehampton University, as well as providing freelance editorial services. I am now based in Berkeley, California where I primarily offer manuscript critiquing, mentoring and run writing workshops. 


‚ÄčThe links on the right give more details about my various experiences in different areas of the children's book field. These include my work in publishing, my academic teaching experience, and my other general work and activities, including running children's literature conferences.  If you are short on time, you can simply look at my full CV on my LinkedIn page.