Telling the future is a gift: you either have it, or you don’t. And Mira, daughter of the famous fortune teller Madame Mirabella, just doesn’t. When Madame gazes into the crystal ball, magic swirls. When Mira looks . . . nothing. Then one day Mira gets a pinwheel and a windsock, she finds her own special way of making predictions, and ends up saving the day. This engaging tale, with a fun touch of science thrown in, helps kids understand that we all have our own special talent.
I write picture books, short fiction, poetry, and novels for children. My next picture book, The Book Dragon, will be out from Sterling in Fall 2018, following up my debut picture book, Mira Forecasts the Future (Sterling, 2016). My first novel, Deadwood (Spencer Hill Press), was published in 2014, and my poetry and fiction has appeared in Spider and Ladybug magazines. I’m also an aspiring illustrator (never stop aspiring!).
In addition to writing for kids, I’m mom to two funny, curious, and brave daughters who inspire the characters in all my books. During the day I’m a writer, editor, and content manager for higher education. A committed generalist, I have a humanities degree from Johns Hopkins University and a master of liberal arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania. I live in Wynnewood, PA, in a house that looks inside just like the cave in The Book Dragon.