Some people live life with their nose stuck in a book. I am one of those people.
Growing up, my world was pressed between pages. I climbed into closets looking for Narnia, built birdcages for the stuffed owl that would start flying at Hogwarts, closed my eyes and imagined myself in a cave eating lunch with the BFG.
I did this while my family road-tripped in a motorhome through the American Southwest. I did this while I was supposed to be learning fractions. I did this while I was supposed to be sleeping.
And I still do this, while I am supposed to be paying attention to my subway commute.
Since I was little, I've been passionate about reading and writing.
I read the first half of the Harry Potter series by myself in one month the summer after second grade. I wrote multiple (poorly-researched) historical fiction novels on a Smith-Corona typewriter. And I went bonkers with excitement when I got a boxed set of books from a favorite author for Christmas just a couple of years ago.
After graduating from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa a semester early with a degree in creative writing and communication studies, I'm working towards making my passion my job as I chase a career in children's publishing.
I love kidlit of all kinds–
I pick up adult fiction, sure, and general interest nonfiction here and there. But I am young at heart, and my heart belongs to children's books.
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