I published my first book, Prepped and Punked: Bringing 1980s and 1990s Flair to Your Wardrobe with Capstone in January 2014. I have two new titles, The Montgomery Bus Boycott: A Primary Source Exploration of the Protest for Equal Treatment and A Primary Source History of Slavery in the United States, which both came out with Capstone in the spring of 2015. I worked as a teacher before earning a Master of Professional Writing from the University of Southern California. After USC, I discovered a love of children’s books and soon joined the SCBWI. I now serve as the SCBWI Kern County regional advisor. I live in Bakersfield, CA with three cute dogs, two even cuter children, and one handsome husband.