I became a teacher because I never outgrew children's literature. Then I tried my hand one - I was hooked! When I'm not teaching, writing, chauffeuring children, blogging or reading, I like gardening and taking road trips with my family (not necessarily at the same time).
So what do I write? Three words: ADVENTURE - I won't read a story that doesn't transport me to a new, exciting world. I won't write one, either. INNOCENCE - My target audiences range from 9 to 15. Kids. I won't market profanity or controversy. And SUBSTANCE - I prefer stories with some depth to them.
Though I write material appropriate for younger readers, many a grown-up has applauded my work and asked, "Why is this just for kids?"