Please tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got started writing.
I'm originally from Portland, Oregon where I think writing is in the water. My background is in Music and I was a professor of music for 15 years in various places on the globe. After my third child was born I retired my music career and have enjoyed raising my children. I've always loved books. In 2002 I started a Mother/Daughter book club where I would bring our selected reading choice to life. This transitioned into starting a blog called Jump into a Book where I create or link to extending activities which relate to a specific book title. My writing career started by blogging. I had a "mommy" blog called A Place Like This. In 2010 a family of foxes moved into my front yard. Everyday I would photograph them and observe how the mother was raising her young family. Every Thursday I'd post about our fox family to update our readers. 10,000 people from all over the world would show up on Fox Dairy Thursdays. Soon they started asking if this would be a book and that's when my writing career began in earnest.