I leapt into children's literature with Downward Mule, followed by two more picture books: Hazel and Dream Pancake in 2023. I have also published poetry as well as magazine and newspaper articles.
Before becoming an author, I led family yoga classes on weekends with a weekday desk job as an editor-in-chief. Writing about a girl with special needs who walks because of yoga motivated my kids yoga certification and the publication of the first book to bridge yoga and a story. When not writing, volunteering, or parenting, I teach children yoga and mindfulness, and serve as a special needs aide at an elementary school. I hold a master’s degree in journalism and a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in French, and have guest taught creative writing including at a juvenile detention center. What do you like to do? How does that shape your heart and stories?
From Dream Pancake, Illustrated by Alejandra Egana