“Curious readers can look into the formidable eyes of an Eastern Hog-Nosed Snake, stare down the toothy jaws of a crocodile, and easily examine the scaly physical features of lizards, turtles, and other reptiles….Profiles of more than 100 reptiles, arranged by order, are described with three meaty paragraphs of text amid the captioned, up-close images….An interview with a herpetologist, conservation tips, a glossary, a list of Web resources, and a general index, help this title live up to its ‘ultimate’ epithet.” School Library Journal, December 8, 2015

I am a freelance writer who specializes in nonfiction works about natural history and science. My primary audience is children between the ages of 4 and 14. I’ve also written articles, books, and teacher guides for adult readers.

My editing career got rolling in the early 1980s, when I learned copyediting and proofreading on the job while working in the editorial departments of various New York publishing houses. In 1986, I joined the magazine staff of the Children’s Television Workshop. That’s where I began my professional writing career, which continues to this day. I also work as a content editor for Jump Start Press.

I’ve always been deeply interested in animals, plants, biology, environmental science, and natural history, and my list of publications and clients reflects this lifelong fascination. I have also always dabbled in humor and cartooning, which comes in handy for writing puzzles, activities, and just-for-fun content for children.

Please visit the rest of the pages on this site if you’d like to find out more about the books I’ve written or to contact me for freelance work.