I am first and foremost a teacher. Nothing invigorates me more than guiding young minds in exploring themselves and the world around them. Introducing young people to the literature of the ages and the importance of the written word (even their own!)is a thrill that has never subsided.
And so today, I write for young readers (grades 3-6) and hope to capture their imaginations as they learn to love literature. I can think of no better vehicle to do this with than the eternal legend of King Arthur.
My first book Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend introduces young readers to Guinevere the girl as she struggles with growing up and fulfilling her destiny. Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend is a finalist in the Colorado Author's League 2010 Top Hand Awards.
My second book Young Knights of the Round Table: The Kings' Ransom is a work-in-progress. It is the story of a prince, an orphan, and a blacksmith's apprentice who choose a dangerous path when they swear by the Knight’s oath to save an innocent man accused of murder and theft from death. Look for a preview later in 2010.
I am a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and also belong to Colorado Authors' League.
Be sure to check out my blog. I am posting reviews of the 2011 Colorado Children's Book Award nominees!