Hi! Originally from New Zealand, I have lived in Pittsburg and taught literature and film in the English program at PSU since 1997. I have written and edited academic books, but also published 22 fiction readers with Heinemann education and two other books for youth readers, as well as poetry and non-fiction articles for young readers as well. I’ve been very interested and involved in Pittsburg creative arts: my husband directs theater, and both of my children came up in the arts programs in Pittsburg schools, including theater, orchestra, choir, and the visual and narrative arts. Pittsburg has a thriving arts scene and I’m proud to be able to help facilitate and be a part of it.