Writer and educator. University of North Texas, instructor in children's literature; Southern Methodist University, teacher of story structure; instructor affiliated with Creative Habits Workshop (online course). Lecturer and presenter at conferences. Member of Rosen Publishing reading advisory board; poetry consultant for Sadlier-Oxford; former director of Seminars in Children's Literature. Moderator of cw-biz (online chat group for children's writers). Founder, Writer's Roundtable Conference.