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 forty more since then.
These days I live in Massachusetts with my husband, four teenage boys, and two dogs! We go to Maine every summer, where you might find me perched in a tree, reading.