Hi y'all!  Welcome to my world. I appreciate you stopping by to find out a little bit about me and my writing.   I live in Park City, Utah, way up at 7,000 feet.   I live here with my husband, Todd, our three dogs Boo, Teddy, and Sherlock, and our two cats Mittens and Kami.   Yes, it's a zoo.


My debut novel THE RING, was published by WestSide Books in 2009. In March of 2011, my middle-grade novel, A DOG'S WAY HOME, was published by Katherine Tegen Books (HarperCollins). The Dogs of Winter (2012) was published by Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic. My new middle grade novel, Lucky Strike (Arthur A. Levine Books), comes out March 1, 2015!

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Proud member of the Dog Writers Association of America.

My Favorite Things


  • The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak
  • Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, Gary Schmidt
  • The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate
  • A Great and Terrible Beauty, Libby Bray
  • The Education of Little Tree, Forrest Carter
  • Because of Winn Dixie, Kate DiCamillo
  • Anything by Cynthia Rylant!
  • Godless, Pete Hautman
  • Second Nature, Alice Hoffman
  • To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
  • Lassie Come-Home by Eric Knight
  • Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  • Little Dog, Lost by Marion Dane Bauer
  • Kindred Souls buy Patrica MacLachlan


  • Up
  • Tender Mercies
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Young Frankenstien
  • Lars and the Real Girl
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas

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