The Long Story
I grew up in the small town of Red Hook, New York with my parents, my little sister Sam, and our cat Louie. I loved reading, listening to music and hanging out with friends, and I hated the huge spiders that lived in our basement.
I went to boarding school for high school. Boarding school was fun but there was also lots of drama. It’s fun to write about now but wasn’t always fun to live through. After high school I took a gap year and lived in Colombia, South America. When I got back I studied history at Bard College, then spent my twenties traveling and working. I helped build houses for Habitat for Humanity in Americus, Georgia, worked as a (not very good) server at a pizza place in Boston, Massachusetts, taught English in Changsha, China, tutored literacy skills in San Francisco, California and taught high school history in Los Angeles, California. Then I moved to New York City and studied writing at The New School.
I still live in New York City with my husband, two kids and our cat Tango. I still love to travel, to read and to hang out with friends. I still write books and I went to school again, this time to become a school librarian. Now I work at an elementary school in Brooklyn which I love as much as writing! I get to spend my days being a librarian, being a writer, being a mom and of course being a cat owner. And that’s my story!
The Short Version
Daphne is the author of middle grade books including Clementine for Christmas, and The Angel Tree, and young adult books including The Girl in the Wall. Her short stories have appeared in American Girl Magazine. She earned an MFA at The New School and a School Media Library Specialist degree from the Palmer School of Library and Information Science. She lives in New York City with her husband, kids and cat, and spends her days writing and being the librarian at PS32 in Brooklyn.
Tango helps with library work.