This is the first phrase of the welcome song at our library’s story time. I’m always tempted to answer my phone this way.

I’m a writer, reader, wife, and mama. An SCBWI-WI member. I’ve been writing since I can remember, and have always loved stories. If I could have lunch with my favorite group of fictional girls, I would be hanging out with Anne Shirley, Lizzie Bennet, Hermione Granger, Lloyd Sherman, and Fancy Nancy. And maybe Ramona Quimby would stop by, too.

My mother told me to read, read, read to my kids from infancy on, so it’s no surprise that the library is one of our favorite places. After years of corporate PR, it’s time to tell some fun stories about inter-generational friendships and imaginations gone wild. Someday, I hope my kids find a book on the shelf with my name as the author. In the meantime, kick off your shoes, grab a hot beverage, and join me as we check out books (pun intended) and share some tales.