I write about history for readers of all ages. My books for young people help upper elementary, middle school, and high school students discover the drama and significance of stories from history that may barely be presented in their textbooks. My goal is to make history relevant, engaging, alive, and irresistible. In 2015 my adopted home state named me the year's Notable Wisconsin Children's Author. Two years later the body of my work received national recognition with the Nonfiction Award of the Children's Book Guild of Washington, D.C.

My debut title for adults—Sergeant Stubby—likewise explores forgotten history in ways that surprise and entertain readers while adding context to our place in the world today.

On my website you can find out more about me, my award-winning books, and my process of writing nonfiction. You may also contact me for information on author visits and other questions you have about my work.