Keri lives in Topsfield, MA with her husband, two daughters, and a pesky little Bichon named Buddy. She's worked in the field of Elementary Education for twenty-one years, both as a classroom teacher and as a Reading Specialist/Literacy Coach, which is her current role. Her two favorite activities in life are teaching kids and writing for kids. She's pre-published but thrilled to have finally finished the first draft of her first novel (Contemporary YA)! She's dabbled in writing picture books as well but found those thirty-two pages harder to write than an entire 50,000-word novel. Keri's a member of SCBWI and two local critique groups.