I am the author of the children's picture books The Homesick Club (forthcoming in 2019), and Where is Bear? A Terrific Tale for 2-Year-Olds. I am also the co-author of the picture books I Pledge Allegiance and Bravo, Chico Canta! Bravo!. My mother, the acclaimed author Pat Mora, was my writing partner for both of these books.

In addition to writing children’s books and poetry, I also very much enjoy commissioned/freelance writing projects (fiction and nonfiction). I’ve worked with both large and small educational publishers and understand Lexile scoring as well as tight budgets and tight deadlines.

Prior to becoming a children's book author and poet, I worked in the Texas political arena, served as the director of school and community partnerships for the Philadelphia Zoo, and founded a consulting and grant writing practice. I am a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and Stanford Law School. I live in Madrid, Spain with my husband and an imaginary hamster named Ampersand.