I’m honored that Reading Beauty was included on International Literacy Association Children’s Choices List for 2019!
I am a children’s book author, a freelance writer, and a writing workshop leader. After a wanderer’s life in three different continents and endless homes, I am tickled to be settled in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Rahim’s Pangolin–Out in Cricket Magazine!
I was so happy to see “Rahim’s Pangolin” in the February issue of Cricket Magazine. Illustrator Lucia Sforza did a lovely job of depicting Bangladesh’s beautiful Lawachara National Park (located close to where I was lucky enough to spend my early years). Thanks to Lonnie Plecha, Cricket’s wonderful editor, for fine-tuning this story that highlights the…
Keep walking up the stairs–five flights! Do you feel your leg muscles burning? Just when you are panting a bit, you will find two glass doors that lead to The Quiet Room. And there, it is indeed quiet. You can work for hours undisturbed, take a break to sit on the terrace and eat lunch…