I grew up in Maine, where I often could be found perched in a tree, reading.
After college, I moved to New York to work in children's publishing. Eventually I became a Senior Editor at Random House Books for Young Readers, then an Editorial Director at Golden Books, overseeing hundreds of books in the process!
I also started writing books of my own. My first book, Breakout: Escape from Alcatraz, was published in 1996. I've published about twenty more since then.
I moved to Florida in 2009 with my two book-loving boys. We go back to Maine every summer, where we often can be found perched in a tree, reading.