I grew up in Eugene, Oregon, and went to college at the University of Oregon, where I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a Master’s in Library Science. My husband and I moved to Renton, Washington (near Seattle), just after I finished college.
I didn’t start writing children’s books until after I’d been a librarian for ten years, and had children of my own. My husband, Mark, is principal trombonist for the Pacific Northwest ballet orchestra. We have two children and two dogs.
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