I have published 81 juvenile and young adult novels. I teach for the Writers' Program online at UCLA Extension. I have also taught for The Institute of Children's Literature. I speak at schools and writer's conferences all over the USA and spent a month
talking to students in the American Schools of Spain and Portugal. I love world travel and my favorite activities are boating and going to the beach.
I live near Dallas, TX with my husband, James, Illustrator and former newspaper cartoonist.