I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. I worked in Public Relations until 9/11 and until April spent 15 years working in urban education. I am serving as the Missouri State Representative for the Assembly for the Literature on Adolescents- Young Adults (ALAN-YA) and the Conference on English Leadership (CEL) since August of last year.
I have been (quite literally) under the Arch, in St. Louis since 2009 (except 18 months in Chicago). Three loyal, loving and mocking cats flock my side. I’m pretty sure Nic Stone and Tiffany Jackson think all three are planning to overthrow the government. Truth is, I’m not entirely sure I disagree. Well, not Gomez… he’s just not that quick-witted and he doesn’t have any teeth. Liam and Pavel, on the other hand, could quite possibly pull it off. They also could do a better job than those currently running the country, so there’s that 😊. Plus as an update, Gomez has even won Ms. Stone over:
Yes, it is true. My license plate says “KAZ” – yes THAT Kaz and I’m planning a tattoo from somewhere out of the Six of Crows/Crooked Kingdom world created by Leigh Bardugo.
If you couldn’t tell by now, I am a nerd in every sense of the word. I read everything from books to comics, magazines, and essays. I love me some Marvel movies, but nothing beats DC comics except Gerard Way’s Umbrella Academies. Also, non-fiction interests around social-justice, education, biographies, and music (if you haven’t read Nikki Sixx’s books you are just doing life wrong and no not Motley Crue’s “The Dirt”, Nikki Sixx on his own).