Once upon a time, a girl was born three months early and because of that unexpected arrival, her parents hadn’t yet cracked the baby-name book… Suddenly presented with an infant they needed a name for, they settled on the first one they liked. Abigail. It was, however, a big name for a tiny girl, so Abby she became.

Abby has a BA in English from James Madison University and an MFA in Creative Writing for Young People from Lesley University.

She is a member of SCBWI and Julie Hedlund’s 12×12 Picture Book Challenge. She’s also a co-host of Picture Book Power Hour (#PBPowerHour), a free, monthly, workshop of writing-based exercises.