I was born and raised in the Steel City. Gorgeously gritty, Pittsburgh, PA. After getting a B.A. in English, I started a career in film and television. A promotion plopped me in sunny SoCal, but creative writing was always my passion. 

Today, I do exactly what I love. I write picture books.

​Bold characters, animals, life and heartfelt imagination are my inspiration.

My hope is that my words make it all the way from my heart… to yours.

This is why I write.

Minor Details:

  • I live by the sea in Los Angeles with my husband and 17-year-old Westie, Enzo.
  • Animals are my heart.
  • Every Friday, we celebrate pizza night. My license plate is PZANITE.
  • Rainy days make me happy.
  • A talent I wish I had: Drawing!
  • I believe anything is possible.
  • My grandfather nicknamed me Jenny Wren, after the bird.
  • Jane Goodall is my hero.
  • My favorite exercise is walking the seaside with Enzo.
  • I love podcasts.
  • I’m all about compassion, equality, and animal welfare.
Enzo, Best Friend. Beta Reader. Nap at feet'er. Preferences: salt air, naps, pizza, cats