Me, reading with my Papa.
I was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and fell in love with books shortly after birth. My family always supported my love of books and writing. In fact, thanks to my family, my first written stories were created before I could write! I would tell stories, and my Nana would write them in pen on colorful pieces of construction paper.
Growing up, I loved watching red-winged blackbirds at a local city park and exploring tide pools at the beach. The natural world fascinated me, and I wanted to learn as much about it as I could. In college, I decided that I didn’t want to choose between learning about nature and learning about books. I hold degrees in Environmental Studies and English from the University of New England, and an M.F.A. in Writing for Children from Simmons College.
I use my love of science and the natural world to fuel my writing. When I’m not writing, I’m often busy being an activist, spending time in nature near my home, and playing as many board games as I can.