I have been a lifelong writer and storyteller. Salem, Oregon is where I spent my formative years and I graduated from Willamette University. After ollege, I spent a decade living in Portland, Oregon where I worked in dvertising, game design, and echnology.
I 've written young adult and children 's books for Scholastic, Little Brown Books For Young Readers and Katherine Tegen Books/ HarperCollins Publishers.
I 've been fortunate enough to have had some bestselling series work: The Land of Elyon, Atherton, Elliot ’ s Park, 39 Clues, and Skeleton Creek. Here 's a fun note ... the books have been translated into approximately two dozen languages. Currently I 'm creatin a few new-media projects. Check out DARK EDEN
to experience this type of cross-platform project.
When I 'm ot writing or creating a story, I spend my free time supporting literacy campaigns and community organizations, fly fishing, playing basketball and tennis, doing crosswords, watching movies, dabbling in video games, reading ( lots), and ( more than anybod else) spending time with my father and two aughters.