My Pandemic Year: They Didn’t Teach This In Library School
Via WBEZ, Chicago’s NPR News Source, I shared my experience working as a public librarian in the Chicago suburbs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Be sure to check out both the radio spot and read the full web-essay.

School Library Journal Reviews
For six years I lent my expertise in children’s literature to School Library Journal, penning book reviews of upcoming picture books, middle grade and young adult literature for their globally-published journal.
Most notable are my starred reviews of Newbery Award Winning Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina and Newbery Award Honoree Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga.

Convos With Writers: 11 Questions
Speaking on the intersection of a career in librarianship and writing, I answered the intriguing questions of fellow writer Kelly Q. Anderson’s Convos With Writers series and later joined her in live conversation for students at Antioch Community High School’s Annual Writers’ Week.