I grew up in the rural Midwest and spent my childhood reading, writing, chasing imaginary creatures, and riding my bike for miles on gravel roads. I was generally good in school, although I once got busted for trying to pry up the floor tiles in the corner of my third-grade class room because I thought there was a secret tunnel under them. (SPOILER ALERT: There was no secret tunnel there.)
As an adult, I have had many of my poems for kids published in magazines including Spider, Humpty Dumpty, The Scrumbler, Stories for Children, Spaceports & Spidersilk, My Light, and Silver Blade. My first novel for kids (which I co-wrote with my friend Corey Michael Dalton) is now available. And we plan to write more in the series, too!
I now live in Indianapolis with my awesome wife and two rambunctious kids as well as numerous pets — all of whom give me ideas and motivation to continue dreaming and writing.