I started out as a production editor in the children’s division of one of the major publishing houses in New York City. I left publishing for a time to become an ESL teacher in New York City. I loved working directly with kids, but was horrified by what our system of education has become. I coined the term Teaching to the Child to counter the concept of teaching to the test that has become so prevalent in our schools, and wrote a book under the same name about my experiences. While I have left teaching for the time being, I continue to be an advocate for education reform, meeting with elected officials, and writing the occasional blog post.
My second book, Welcome to Motherhood, is a book of poetry for new moms. But not that kind of poetry…these poems are about what it’s really like to be a mom. Check it out by clicking on the “books” tab above.
I’ve now discovered a love of writing picture books, particularly those with nature, “green,” and Earth-friendly themes. No Place Like Earth is an intro to the planets for young kids, but also a reminder that there is “No Place Like Earth.” My newest picture book just released, and is already an Amazon Best Children’s Recycling and Green Living Book! I am honored to be in this category. Check out What Do You Do with a Doodleloo in the books tab on this site.
Exciting things happening…my second event at Barnes and Noble this Sunday 9/24 with other great authors, and maybe even another book or two in the works!
Whether you are interested in teaching or parenthood, or if there is another reason that brought you here, I hope you enjoy your visit!