My earliest memory of writing “for fun” instead of for a class assignment was when I was 13 years old, sitting in a friend’s attic during the summer, creating sketch comedy shows to perform for our parents. I loved the sound of the audience laughing at a joke I had written, especially when I had rewritten the line several times, hoping to get it just right.
Those summer nights blossomed into a lifetime of writing. When my homework was done, I wrote plays and poetry, journal entries and letters. As an undergraduate anthropology major, my writing became almost exclusively academic, but in graduate school, I returned to writing original stories as a film school student, crafting screenplays and sitcoms and once again feeling the rush of people laughing and relating to my words.
Teaching writing developed organically as my family began their homeschool journey nine years ago. I’ve taught writing and language arts at our co-op. I’ve run creative writing classes for adults, I’ve tutored students and mentored teens writing college essays. I love sharing success in all of its forms with “my kids.” Homeschooling is the best journey I’ve ever traveled.
When I’m not writing or reading, you can usually find me knitting and hanging out with my dogs. I’m so excited to get to know your magical, creative, wonderful kids!