I was one of six kids, and all five of us girls shared one bedroom. My only brother had his own room with a tiny closet, filled with all of our coats. That was my favorite place to hide and read. Armed with a flashlight, I'd escape to Narnia until Mom called me to do chores. She always knew where to find me.
Today I escape to my favorite spot by the fireplace to indulge in my second love - writing books about middle graders, whom I taught and counseled for over thirty years.
I also love traveling, cheering on Wisconsin's Bucky Badger and gazing at the solar eclipse with my husband and two daughters.
And my son Jacob and his wife Molly are expecting a baby boy in September.