About me

I'm the author of a book on social change philanthropy for young adults, Creating Change Through Family Philanthropy: The Next Generation, published by Soft Skull Press in 2006. My articles about giving, activism, and economic justice have been published in magazines and journals. My debut picture book, I Love You for Miles and Miles, illustrated by Mike Yamada, is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2017.

I've worked as program coordinator, policy analyst, and organizer for a variety of social justice organizations. Through my work I've lived in a number of communities, including the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana and the eastern region of Ghana. For a while I helped market (and consume a good deal of) fair trade chocolate and tea in San Luis Obispo, California. I now live in the Boston area with my husband, our two children, and a parrot.

I vividly remember my introduction to the editing process in the fourth grade, and I still find cutting and pasting to be thrilling. These days my kids and I read a whole lot of picture books, and I have fallen in love with the form all over again. I am now working on several books for children.

My bachelor's degree is in art history and anthropology from Tufts University and I received my master's degree in regional planning from Cornell University in 2000. I am a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and Grub Street in Boston.

I am represented by Kathleen Rushall at Andrea Brown Literary Agency.


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