Welcome to my website!


I've published books for teachers and children, and my debut YA novel, Flyaway is available from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.


Fifteen-year-old Stevie Calhoun is used to taking care of herself. But one night, her mom, who works as an exotic dancer in a downtown Seattle nightclub, never comes home.

That's the night Stevie's life turns upside down. (MORE)

"FLYAWAY is so good I read it in one sitting. I had intended to set it aside for later, but I read the first sentence, and then the next, and by then it was too late; I was hooked!" —Han Nolan, National Book Award winner

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and learn more about Flyaway, check out my books for teachers and kids, and catch up on my latest news. If you want to know more about me, I invite you to read my blog or contact me. You are the reason I write, so I'd love to hear from you.