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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Vashon Island In my teens, I read constantly and broadly. When I ran short of library books, I would raid my parents’ bookshelves where I read all the naughty parts in James Bond, AND stumbled upon some terrific texts that … Continue reading
Statue of Liberty This is my only overlap post with my A to Z of France, which I wrote in 2011 before I left Nice. She stands at the entrance to New York harbor . . . a 46m high … Continue reading
Po’Boy While this is the name of a YA novel I am still hoping to publish one day, it is better st the native New Orleans sandwich. I discovered this working-class delight when I made a research trip to NOLA … Continue reading