Growing up in a creaky old house overflowing with books, Lucy was enthralled early with the power of writing. She grew up playing with words – crafting and creating, sculpting and shaping. Her parents, both professional writers, served as frequent guides and editors. She earned her B.A. at Westmont College, double majoring in English and Religious Studies.
Since working as a writing coach in college, she has worked as a writer and editor in many varied capacities. In addition to raising three voracious readers and skilled wordsmiths, whom she homeschooled from preschool through high school, she has taught writing in homeschool co-ops and privately. She finds delight in developing rapport with her students, helping them find their voice and guiding them in expressing their unique ideas. Born in New York, she has lived in seven states and homeschooled in six, including three extreme corners of the country: Alaska, Florida and the California/Mexico border. When not writing or teaching, she enjoys creating something from nothing: costume designing for local youth and high school theatre, designing and sewing garments and baking gluten and dairy free delicacies. With her two daughters and son in college this year, she is looking forward to spending more time pursuing freelance writing.