I spent my early years on a ranger station on the wild and scenic Selway River in the panhandle of Idaho. Miss Calvert taught me to read in a one-room schoolhouse before my family moved over the mountains to Montana, where I swam in new rivers with my brother and sister. The Big Sky still draws me home every summer.
I studied Camus and poetry in college and learned to love the written word in all its glorious forms. As a public school reading specialist, I turned students onto the code, the word, and the story.
I live in Oregon with a fine little dog on a pretty little street with very fine neighbors. I hike, bike, ski, and garden. Children—neighbors, students, my kids and their kids, remain an important part of my life.