About Me

A school social worker by day and a mama by every other waking moment, I write during my scraps of free time – but hey, little moments add up too. I can typically be found laughing with my husband and two toddlers, drinking room temperature coffee, and enjoying spontaneous pajama dance parties just outside of Chicago.

(Loos rhymes with “close.” As in, you try to pronounce it and I smile and say “close, it’s Loos!” and we both laugh and now we’re best friends.)

Writing: Credentials & Such

  • Awards: 
    • Susanna Leonard Hill’s Valentiny Contest: First Place (!!!!!!) 2020
    • Susanna Leonard Hill’s Holiday Contest: 7th Place (2018)
    • Susanna Leonard Hill’s Valentiny Contest: Honorable Mention (2019)
    • Vivian Kirkfield’s 50 Precious Words: Honorable Mention (2019)
    • Spring Fling Contest: 16th place (2019)
  • Member
  • Conferences:
    • SCBWI Marvelous Midwest Conference, May 2019
  • Classes: 
    • Making Picture Book Magic with Susanna Leonard Hill, February 2019
  • Participant: 
    • Storystorm, January 2020, 2019
    • NF Fest (Non-Fiction Fest), February 2020
    • ReFoReMo (Read for Research Month), February 2019
    • NaPiBoWeWee (National Picture Book Writing Week), May 2019
    • ReVISIONweek, September 2019
    • #PBChat, ongoing

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