AJ grew up in Boise, Idaho, catching grasshoppers and writing stories. Her biggest dream in the whole world was to be a writer.
Now she lives in Seattle with her husband, two children, two dogs, and a cat named Ish. Her favorite job (besides children’s author) was being a bookmobile librarian. AJ’s writing flame burns brightest when she works on picture books. She reads kid lit every day and dances every chance she gets.
She received a B.A. in journalism and women’s and gender studies from the University of Oregon.
When AJ’s not writing, she enjoys camping, hiking, fishing, and exploring the Emerald City with her family.