The only thing better than reading is reading with kids!
That's why I work at an elementary school as a reading interventionist. I have a bachelor's in communications and culture from Indiana University and I'm pursuing a master's in elementary education from Ball State University.
I find that funny books are the best way to engage early readers, so that's what I tend to write. I also want my books to encourage empathy. If I can help readers connect with a character's struggle AND get some laughs, that's a win!
2019 PB Chat Mentee
"Hannah's story pulled me in from the first line and hit so many high notes that I really, really wanted to see more of her work. Her story demonstrated tight writing, humor, and heart, and a command of language that set her apart. Hannah has worked hard on her craft by participating in numerous workshops, conferences, webinars, etc. She knows her writing strengths and weaknesses and was concise in telling me what she wanted to work on during the mentorship. It didn't hurt that the type of stories she wants to put in the hands of kiddos aligns precisely with my own: those that make children laugh while learning empathy."
- Jill Esbaum
SPRING FLING KIDLIT WINNER
I received a 3rd place finish for my poem Outside Kind of Kids in the annual Spring Fling Kidlit contest hosted by Ciara O'Neal and Kaitlyn Sanchez.