I love children's literature. I became a teacher, in part, because I never outgrew these wonderful stories. When I tried my hand at one, I was hooked! So who am I and what do I write? Let me nutshell that with 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'll never market profanity or controversy to them. Instead, I rely on solid, old-fashioned story-telling.
Substance - I prefer stories with some depth to them. A hero who grows and learns and changes can influence a reader to do the same. Layers of meaning will push readers into new areas of thinking.
Though I write material appropriate for younger readers, many a grown-up has applauded my work and asked, "Why is this just for kids?"