TrailerWelcome to my web site where you’ll be able to find more information about me than you probably want to know. If I’ve left anything out, you can always email me.

For starters, my large family is grown now and I’m a grandmother many times over, but I continue to write and paint.

I started my writing life as a poet and painter and over the years have also produced many picture books and a number of prize-winning young adult novels.

I recently moved from Gloucester, MA, a famous artist’s colony and fishing port, to Rockport, MA, a bustling seaside town with many working artists like myself. The sea continues to influence much of my work, both written and visual, in surprising ways.