I spent my young life sneaking into wardrobes hoping to make it to Narnia. Now that I’m a bit older, people think that’s sort of creepy, so I work as an author, developmental editor, and book coach instead.
In all seriousness, every job I’ve had from my first work-study job as an editor in DePauw’s Writing Center to working the children’s section of a small independent bookstore to writing instructions for computer software, involved writing and editing. And I’ve been an obsessive reader since I fell in love with The Fantastic Mr. Fox in first grade. So when our relocation to Helsinki, Finland in 2010 meant that staying at home with our two young children made more sense than me trying to work a 9-5 job, I picked up the proverbial pen and turned my focus to writing and editing fiction and narrative non-fiction.