Maker / Educator

As a librarian, my goal is to create a community of curious readers and creators. Reading and maker education are at the heart of my work as a librarian, and I have found ways to tie these two areas together.


An award winning author, I write books for children and young adults. Learn more about my books, find information about school visits, resources for teachers and information for kids and teens.


Currently pursuing a doctorate at Simmons SLIS, my research interests center around student choice. I am interested in whether children read a text differently when it is a self-selected text or if it is assigned. I am also interested in students as makers and how making and literacy connect.



I am available for online or in-person professional development for schools and libraries hoping to implement maker education or improve programs already in place. I am also available for conferences. Please click here for more details about programs and services offered.

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For Kids & Teens

For Kids and Teens

I’d love to hear from you! Please ask me questions about my books, tell me what you think happens after the pages are closed, or just let me know what you think. If you’re working on a school project, please

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Recent Books

My latest books!

Cover of Good and Gone
Cover of The Daybreak Bond
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