About Summer

Summer lives in North Texas with her charming husband, three hilarious kids, and a big yellow dog. For fun, she enjoys exploring new places with the family, playing tennis, and dreaming up ideas for her next book.

Summer’s always been a daydreamer and still remembers sitting in her second-grade classroom, imagining she was a My Little Pony who could fly out the window to fantasy worlds filled with make-believe friends. As she got older, her daydreams grew up but they didn’t vanish. She’d tell herself all sorts of stories with a cast of ever-changing characters. In college, she majored in journalism and worked as a writer in a variety of roles. That experience helped her learn the nuts and bolts of writing, but her favorite part of storytelling is still the imagining. Sprouting wings and flying to worlds unknown.

Summer’s first novel, The Mutant Mushroom Takeover, and its sequel, Attack of the Killer Komodos, are out now from Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. The Legend of Greyhallow releases July 18, 2023, also with Simon Kids.

She is represented by Alyssa Eisner Henkin at Birch Path Literary. 

5 thoughts on “About Summer

  1. This a fabulous read.
    Best new children’s writer.
    My daughter and I read a lot of books together.
    This book stands out.
    The characterization is so alive plots are entertaining and the humour is rich.
    Please keep on writing.
    Thanks for keeping us entertained.


    1. Thanks so much for you kind words, Anita! I’m so glad you and your daughter enjoyed The Mutant Mushroom Takeover! Keep an eye out for the cover reveal of the sequel. I’ll be posting it on my website next week!


  2. Thank you for reading from your book today for World Read Aloud Day! My students can’t wait to get their hands on your book!


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