I loved writing, even as a kid. Here's the earliest written piece I still have. I wrote this poem for my grandmother the summer after third grade. I know this because I wrote her a letter about it on the other side and I dated that letter. I guess they did a good job of teaching us about proper letter formatting in third grade -- as well as cursive handwriting!
I'm a former special education teacher who now writes for kids and teens. I've been published in many magazines, and I'm also the author of 3 books of children's plays, 2 comic collections, and other books, too.