I've always enjoyed reading and writing stories. Growing up in Philadelphia, I wrote often, mainly journaling absurd observations in my neighborhood or scribbling love notes that never got delivered. While studying journalism at Temple University, I wrote for the Temple News and before long I knew what I wanted to do in life. After graduating from Temple University, I enrolled in Rosemont College’s graduate program where I studied English and Publishing. While in graduate school, I fell in love with children’s literature and started to write for a middle grade and young adult audience. Since then I've written a middle grade book called The Dust Bunnies, which is an adventure story about a young girl and her pet jackrabbit who are trying to survive and remain hopeful during the Dust Bowl.
• The Book Thief
• Charlotte's Web
• Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
• What's Eating Gilbert Grape
• The Goldfinch
• The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
• The Ocean at the End of the Lane
• The Hazel Wood
• All the Light We Cannot See
• The Girl Who Drank the Moon
You can only be free when even the desire of seeking freedom becomes a harness to you, and when you cease to speak of freedom as a goal and a fulfillment.