About Me


Hi there! I'm glad you've stopped by. I'm a native Texan who wears many hats, none of them cowboy: public librarian, manuscript reader, book critic, blogger, writer, and book lover. Since 2009, I've been one half of the book blog Stacked, where my co-blogger and I focus on insightful, critical reviews of new YA releases as well as thoughtful and interesting articles on other book-related topics.

A few random facts about me:

  • I wrote a full-length (ish) Wizard of Oz book with my father when I was a pre-teen. It involved a purple pterodactyl named Pete.
  • My Hogwarts house is Ravenclaw, though I admit I have a few Slytherin tendencies.
  • You can't see it, but the book I'm reading in the header photo is Relish by Lucy Knisley.

Manuscript Consultation

I offer various levels of manuscript consultation of YA science fiction and fantasy to individuals at reasonable rates. Please see Manuscript Consultations for more information. I'm also available for other writing and editing engagements; please contact me to discuss these opportunities.


The views expressed here do not represent the views of any of my employers, past or present.