I live in Midcoast, Maine with my husband and seven-year old twin girls. I’ve played on lobster boats while getting my M.S. in Marine Science, designed and led snorkeling and kayaking tours in San Diego for the Scripps Institute of Oceanography and Birch Aquarium, taken kids on bike tours in Europe  and the US, and taught Biology to military personnel in Sardinia, Italy. I have written and published several essays about these adventures, and continue to write about food, science, and community. I write a bi-monthly food blog for the Brunswick Topsham Land Trust and contribute articles to Zest magazine. And, I write a regular column about local marine issues for the Coastal Journal.

When I’m not writing for adults, I’m writing for children – everything from my “Nature Watchers” column for the local paper to picture books. I love to read children’s books at least as much as my children, and regularly review them for my blog. I also write quarterly articles about books and nature education for the Horn Book’s Family Reading Blog and Cornerstones of Science, a local science education organization. And, when I’m not writing creatively, I write science education grants for the local schools and web content for a community-based aquaculture group. Words are my delight and I have found that I just need to write!