- My fave books as a kid: Crictor the Boa Constrictor, Mike Mulligan, and later Nancy Drew and Phyllis A. Whitney mysteries.
- My library career began at the Wright Library, Dayton, Ohio, when I couldn’t pay off my overdue book fines.
- As a kid, I took ballet classes. As an adult, I danced on stage for University of Dayton’s Dance Ensemble.
- My love affair with writing began in fifth grade. I secretly wrote poetry in my journal and won a school-wide writing contest in eighth grade.
- Go Buckeyes! I majored in English Education at The Ohio State University. OSU football is my jam.
- Once I escorted a dragon mascot around an independent bookstore when author Adam Rubin of Dragons Love Tacos visited.