Before launching Slush Pile Press, I acquired and edited books at Houghton Mifflin Books for Young Readers. If you’d like to see some of the books our team at HMHBYR published during my tenure, head on over to my portfolio.

I have written and edited reviews for The Horn Book Guide and taught graduate courses in children’s literature at Simmons College, where I earned a Master’s in Children’s Lit and also mentored MFA candidates. I’m an experienced children’s bookseller, honing my Jedi hand-selling skills at the fiercely independent Porter Square Books in Cambridge, MA. SCBWI has counted me among their enthusiastic ranks for a long time.

When I’m not reading, trolling the Internet for late-breaking children’s publishing headlines and tips, or mining the blog-o-sphere for brain-boggling science facts, I write books of my own. CURIOUS GEORGE DISCOVERS THE RAINBOW is due out this summer. In spring 2017, Houghton Houghton Mifflin Books for Young Readers will publish LANDFALL: NASA’S EYE-SPIES AND THE RACE TO CRACK THE HURRICANE CODE as part of the award-winning Scientists in the Field series.