Joanna MarpleIn my 20's, with only my guitar and a rucksack, I wandered the continents, immersing myself in the lives of some wonderful people, projects and stories, which changed the way I view my responsibility to others and this earth. Right now I'm a European transplant in the US who writes books for children and young adults. Stories can help us not only navigate our world but can connect us to others, and allow us to inspire and help each other. I believe that equity and empathy should be at the core of our all actions, words, and stories. I am also a school librarian and I get a kick out of book-matchmaking! And I use the pronouns she/her.
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Moose I know this shouldn’t really count, but y’all need to know how many times I have been out with friends at dusk and dawn in Maine, Colorado, Vermont, Washington… in remote moose-friendly sites and I STILL haven’t seen one. State … Continue reading
Independence During my 5+ years in the States, I’ve learned that no single description about the country is accurate. Its large size, ethnic diversity, conflicting ideologies, and tenacious history make it difficult to describe. It’s a country with mind-boggling poverty … Continue reading
Golden Gate Bridge One of the first picture books I wrote was about two biker chicks (the fluffy kind) crossing the Golden Gate from Marin County for an adventure in the city. I saw it on my first visit to … Continue reading