I am mother of two daughters, wife, friend, teacher dog owner, avid reader, and tea drinker. At other times in my life I have been a violist, alumni coordinator, and children’s museum education director. I grew up in Traverse City, Michigan and as a result, love water but not snow.
I am currently in my fourth year of Ph.D. studies at Michigan State University. I have taught various children’s literature and literacy courses.
About this blog
There are many people that are devotees of children’s and young adult literature across a variety of fields, disciplines and locations: teachers, librarians, scholars, parents, authors, illustrators, publishers, and bloggers. I am continually fascinated by the ways that these communities do (and sometimes don’t) intersect with each other. As an avid reader, doctoral student, teacher educator, former elementary teacher, and mother I have chosen to follow conversations in multiple disciplines. I find it enriches my thinking about children’s and young adult literature. This blog is a place for me to share some of my own thinking. My hope is that this will be a space for conversation and thought for and about literature for children and young adults.