Charlotte grew up in Minnesota, bossed by an older sister (who once tricked Charlotte into eating a worm) and pestered by a younger brother (who, among other misdemeanors, blew out the candles on Charlotte's birthday cake). Charlotte has since escaped to Iowa, where she writes and teaches Zumba Fitness classes. She has one handsome husband, three remarkable children, two blue cats, and five orange fish.
She is the author of Prince and Pirate (Putnam/Penguin) and Halloween Hustle (Two Lions) as well as many poems which have appeared in Highlights, Highlights High Five and Hello, Cricket, Spider, Ladybug and Babybug. Charlotte's hobby is making kids laugh and getting them jazzed up about reading.