I enrolled in Hampshire College and began teaching animation to children all across the country, while I earned my degree—a B.A. in filmmaking and photography.
When I graduated, I was hired to teach film at Harvard University.
I moved to Hollywood and found work as an animator, a production assistant on a Woody Allen movie, and a still photographer and script supervisor on Ron Howard's first film. Eventually, I became a film editor.
I decided to try my hand at writing books for kids.
I enrolled in a poetry class at UCLA taught by the brilliant Myra Cohn Livingston. It was Myra who set me on the path to writing my first book, Stop Pretending: What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy.
When I'm not writing, speaking about writing, or teaching poetry writing workshops, I ride my bicycle, dance, read, take photos, and hunt for buried treasure in vintage clothing stores. I live with my husband near the beach in Southern California.
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