Thanks for wanting to learn a little bit more about me!
                    Where should we start?  
I was born on Flag Day (June 14th!) in Utica, NY.  The youngest of three kids, I spent my childhood with my brothers and friends - playing basketball in my driveway, hopping through sprinklers, making giant forts of snow, reading, and you guessed it, concocting stories about the characters that would pop into my imagination!  In fact, I wrote my very first "book" at the age of 7.  It was called The Giggle Girls - I'll tell you more about that some other time!!
I currently live in Central Massachusetts with my husband, Chris, and three awesome kiddos, Allison, Jane and Matthew!  I spend my days working on my latest idea, cooking for my family, editing stories, playing on the swing set, doing laundry, and having dance parties in my living room!   
However, I also spend a lot of time THINKING and DREAMING!  And ironically enough, the idea for my first book came to me when I SHOULD have been dreaming at 3:00AM!  Tossing and turning in bed while pregnant with my first baby, this vision of a curly-haired little girl kept popping into my brain.  Right then and there, I decided to write down my thoughts in my spiral notebook and VOILA - Literal Lily was born!  
Since then, I have enjoyed letting my creativity take the lead!  While writing books delights me to no end, I love sharing my stories and passion for reading and writing with thousands of children, even more!  
I believe that each one of us has a story to tell.  If you have ever written a story, paragraph or sentence - you ARE an author!  All it takes to begin a story is an idea - and ANYONE can have a great idea!  With the support of my family and friends (thanks, guys!) I feel extremely lucky to pursue my lifelong passion of writing and empower others to do the same! 
                       What is YOUR story??