I love reading, writing, hiking, drawing, science, history, and, most of all, spending time with my husband and my young daughter. I grew up in suburban Philadelphia and have lived in Baltimore, Boston, North Carolina, Delaware, and Los Angeles. I've also driven across the United States (and back!). My earliest literary loves were Winnie the Pooh (in no small part thanks to the gorgeous E.H. Shepard illustrations) and Curious George. I taught myself how to juggle when I was 14 years old after watching a segment about it on the science show "3-2-1 Contact". Three cheers (and juggling balls) for educational television!