The best part of studying art and later working as a museum educator was spending thousands of hours in art and history museums. Museums are places to engage with energy and ideas from the past and launching pads to imagining different possibilities for the future. Something happens when a child explores an object, you can see it in their face. A spark is ignited as a connection to different times and places magically opens up.

With my first upper middle grade mystery-thriller, Boy Between Worlds: The Cabinet of Curiosities, I set out to write a story that dwells in that world of imagination and encourages young readers to explore the outer limits of their curiosity while gaining an appreciation for different people, places and cultures of the world.