I am a mother of three, previous Cub Scout leader and member of a local police service. My full-time job involves writing news releases, blogs, speeches and articles, so in my spare time I like to do creative writing in the form of picture books and middle grade novels. I also volunteer with a non-profit reading program for children in low-income areas to promote literacy and reading for pleasure. My stories are humorous, with a heavy dose of fantasy and zany characters like over-achieving witch apprentices, mild-mannered vegetarian T-Rexes and mis-behaving princesses. Some of my stories target male readers because I was always trying to get my sons to read more and some are for girls, to satisfy the little girl in me.