About Me

I recently unearthed the essay that I wrote (many years ago) for my college applications. It ended with the words, “Whether I become a biologist or scientist studying language acquisition, or an architect who designs schools, I know I will spend my life on work that has to do with children.”

My life and work has, in fact, been very much focussed on children: as a writer, teacher, professor, landscape architect, play advocate and, of course, as a mother.

Writing is the place where the strands that matter most come together for me: raising girls (and being one); believing in the power of exploration, play and making; and tuning in, always, to the ever-changing natural world. These musings on writing and reading children’s books come from one who loves to write, read, play, design, and mess around in the natural (and built) world.

Thanks for visiting.

One comment

  1. Greetings. I am Johnny Ray Moore, poet and children’s author. In response to where you can find my book, A LEAF, google Continental Press. CP, now, stocks my book, A LEAF. If you still have problems obtaining the book, call me at (919) 417-6658 or email me at JMOORE92591@GMAIL.COM. In fact, give me your snail-mail address and I will send you an autographed copy. And, THANK YOU for being interested in my work.

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