About Me

A school social worker by day and a mama by every other waking moment, 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.
I read voraciously, love critiquing, and, of course, write, write, write! I have multiple completed fiction picture books and am currently working on more picture books as well as two middle grade fantasy novels.

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

Writing: Credentials & Such

  • Conferences:
    • SCBWI Houston Virtual Conference, 2020
    • SCBWI Summer Spectacular, 2020
    • SCBWI Marvelous Midwest Conference, 2019
  • Classes: 
    • Making Picture Book Magic with Susanna Leonard Hill
  • Participant: 
    • Storystorm, January 2021, 2020, 2019
    • NF Fest (Non-Fiction Fest), February 2021, 2020
    • ReFoReMo (Read for Research Month), March2019
    • NaPiBoWeWee (National Picture Book Writing Week), May 2019
    • ReVISIONweek, September 2019
    • #PBChat, ongoing

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