From a young age, I could be found squirreled away in a corner with a library book or a notebook and pen, lost in story. In addition to filling reams of paper with tales of daring and adventure, love and loyalty, I appreciated the experience of sports writing for a local newspaper. Variety is the spice of life!
I earned a B.A. in English with a double major in Rhetoric at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From my university days of proofreading papers and freelancing for book publishers to now, I delight in coaching writers. I have enjoyed working full time in publishing and as a freelance editor for several publishers. In addition to editing books, I have been actively engaged for many years tutoring teen writers through the vagaries of college prep writing and fiction.
A veteran homeschooler of 13 years, I have also relished opportunities to teach literature and history at homeschool co-ops. As I watch my kids move upward to new adventures in college and in high school, I look forward to continuing to teach writers, edit books, and enjoy more time to write.