The intern.

I lead a life of words. My day job is freelance editing and writing, for newspapers (you remember those?) as well as for other publications and companies, including this one. My other passion is children’s literature, and I hope to see my picture book manuscripts on a shelf someday.

I am a nearly lifelong Jersey girl except for those three years in Florida, during which I never developed a tan but did develop a love for mangoes and cafe con leche. New Jersey, despite what you’ve heard, is a nice place to live. I live with my family and my intern, who helpfully claws my legs while I work.

I am a member of SCBWI and the 12 x 12 Picture Book Writing Challenge, both of which I highly recommend, as well as the Editorial Freelancers Association. I think libraries are wonderful places, and I think you should read newspapers. And I think people who love books are the best people.