About Me

A school social worker by day and a mama by every other waking moment, I write during my scraps of free time – i.e. during nap times, lunch hours, and way past my bedtime. 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.

Writing: Credentials & Such

  • Member
    • SCBWI
    • Two [Amazing] Critique Groups
  • Conferences:
    • SCBWI Marvelous Midwest Conference, May 2019
  • Classes: 
    • Making Picture Book Magic with Susanna Leonard Hill, February 2019
  • Participant: 
    • Storystorm, January 2019
    • ReFoReMo (Read for Research Month), February 2019
    • NaPiBoWeWee (National Picture Book Writing Week), May 2019
    • ReVISIONweek, September 2019
    • #PBChat, ongoing
  • Awards: 
    • 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)

(Also: 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.)