Where did you grow up?
On Staten Island. Yes people do live there!
any body of salt water
How can there be a school without walls?
Originally there was no building, just a headquarters. We taught in spaces all over the city – from living rooms to board rooms. Our high school students learned about the city, and learned how to conduct themselves in a variety of places. Today SWW has a building with walls, but still works to eliminate walls between the school and the community, as well as between subject areas.
“All children need to find themselves in literature.” -JMR Loysen
What makes you write picture books?
Oscar was my catalyst. Since then details from my own life have surfaced as well as those of my former students. I listen and write.
Memberships: SCBWI, RAWCI, Writers and Books, Rochester NY