about

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a little update:

My bio hasn't changed all that much since 1990! I still love writing stories. I also love being in nature. I'm kind of obsessed with rocks, time, the universe, trees, fungi, microbes, and nutrient cycling. I graduated from Pomona College and earned an MFA in creative writing and an MS in education, both from the University of Oregon. I've taught at preschool, elementary, and college levels, and I currently live in Portland, Oregon, with my family. A Stone Is a Story is my first picture book (besides those listed above!). I've also contributed fiction, poetry, and nonfiction to Highlights, Highlights High Five, and Ladybug Magazine. My next book is called One Day This Tree Will Fall.

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Read more about my books here.