Angela. I make books and write things and read a lot.
My original copy of Stan & Jan Berenstain's Old Hat New Hat is framed on my desk, a memory of the first book I'd read on my own, so many times over the course of my young life (so many times... forgive me, parents). Fast-forward to three decades later, where now I'm in charge of printing children's books of a similar vein, tales that children will latch onto and perhaps frame in their own adult apartments. (I can't be the only one.)

Over the course of my not-so-young-anymore career, I've worked on both frontlist and backlist production across two companies and nine imprints. This includes novels, picture books, pop-ups, and things with all kinds of add-ons and crazy touch & feel elements.

In junction with design and manufacturing, my production work has been recognized at the Book Industry Guild's annual book show:

I am perpetually "working on a novel," or working on rewriting the same novel for the third time.

I have participated in NaNoWriMo since 2008, winner for seven of those years. (spoiler: they're awful.)

I've contributed to Susquehanna U's Rivercraft, Sigma Alpha Iota's Pan Pipes, and the now-defunct Heart of Glass magazine.


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Sometimes I have hobbies that aren't related to books. Like photography, or video gaming, or... no, that's about it.