Open Book

Taught by Me

These are some of the institutions and organizations I've had the experience of working with.


McDaniel College offers an online graduate certificate program in Writing for Children and Young Adults. I've taught the Nonfiction, Picture Books, and Writing Workshop courses.

SCBWI is a professional organization for authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults. I've given keynote speeches and led workshops at regional conferences, and I've conducted countless written and in-person critiques.  My most popular topics include plot and pacing, character, revision, and first pages.

Inked Voices is a platform for writing groups and an online space for writers. I've worked with writing groups to conduct in-depth critiques.

GWN is a mentoring organization that connects professional female writers with teen female and gender nonconforming writers. For ten years I not only mentored young women, but also developed curriculum and led workshops designed to introduce new genres of writing to the mentees.