About

I am an avid reader with a soft spot for Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein for their fun, rhyming stories and I adore Graeme Base for his interesting stories with twists and fabulous illustrations. I am also a writer. I am a member of SCBWI and other informal, online writing groups like PoetrySoup.com. I have degrees in Psychology, Education, and School Administration. I am certified to teach Special Education grades K to 12 and Elementary Education. I love art. I have just begun illustrating my own stories but have always been artistically involved, enjoying Zentangling and other types of expression including making jewelry, crocheting, and sewing. My focus as a teacher was to show students that learning could be both fun and functional! I love reading to kids, even the high school students and introduced my classes to Roald Dahl, Ray Bradbury, and so many other great authors. I have experience in behavior management and have been known to introduce diverse forms of art, like The Three Tenors, to inner-city middle school students. I love my family, my pets, and spending quality time with people I care about.  

What People Say

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

Walt Disney

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.

Dr. Seuss

Let’s build something together.

stinewriting@gmail.com