Life is a story. We all have one. Here’s part of mine.
I was born on Christmas Day in Waukon, Iowa, the fifth of eight children. My parents were dairy farmers which means you never go on vacation! Those cows needed milking morning and night. I did help feed the pigs, stack hay in the barn and wash milking equipment but most of my chores were helping Mom cook, clean, and garden. What I remember most is everything was big: the house, the garden, the meals, our family, the messes 🙂
What or who inspires you?
Seeing a finished project after a lot of hard work. And people who have turned their life around in spite of insurmountable challenges.
My first picture book was published in 2011 and since then I’ve been on the move! signing in bookstores, community fairs, and the Mall of America; reading in churches and senior centers and presenting in gyms, cafeterias, colleges and libraries for kids from 9 days old to 99. I’ve had more books published and have many stories sitting on my computer looking for a publishing home.
Whether you are planning a family literacy night, a young writer/artist conference, a school author visit or anything for the reading community-I would love to partner with you to inspire kids (big and little) along their own literacy journey!
My lovely family!