Over the years, she has become a collector of books, records, passport stamps and scarves and would like to believe she’s a connoisseur of fine cheeses and jelly beans (though not together … obviously).
She once owned a publishing house with her childhood best friend. They only published one book, which they wrote out by hand and illustrated themselves. It was a laborious process and the publishing house closed a short time later. They were eleven.
Previously, Naomi edited, and occasionally wrote for, Docent Dialogues, a newsletter for docents at the Knoxville Museum of Art. Presently, she is working on her first YA novel, in addition to other writing projects, and contributes to the blog WriteOwls.com.
When she is not writing for children, young adults or about art, you will most likely find her in a museum perusing, in the garden chasing gnomes, or in her kitchen experimenting.
Naomi currently lives, dreams and creates in a stone castle nestled near the Smoky Mountains with a resident artist and three adventurous gargoyles.