Writing has been one of DJ's passions for as long as she can remember. With a BA in English she worked for several years as a technical writer. Along her path she started painting and found she can often combine her love of writing with her love of painting/illustrating for her children's books.
In 2014 she completed her first novel, a book for pre-teens (The House at the Top of the Trees). She has completed four other books with two children's picture books, one non-fiction, and her just published fifth book, a collection of literary short stories.
She is available for elementary and middle school presentations as well as book clubs and other venues to talk about the writing process and self-publishing.