“When you put a book in a child’s hands…you are an awakener.” ~Paula Fox
Books bring us into communion with authors, the characters they create and follow, and other readers. The greatest thing we can do to teach our children, the guardians of our future, about the world and their place in it is to wake them up to the joy of being a voracious reader. As an author, it’s a role I take very seriously. I want the words I write to be sparks that ignite a reader’s curiosity. It’s a privilege to write young adult literature, and it carries an enormous responsibility. My job is to wake up readers to their potential, to encourage them to rise up and build the world they wish to live in. And intend to do everything I can to empower them and help them do just that.