I write stories about tweens, teens, and fantastical worlds. While I have attempted to write non-magical stories, my characters have refused to stay reality grounded, leaping off the pages to fly. So I gave up trying to be what I am not. I am a fantasy writer. And I hope to share magic with the world.
I am excited to connect with my readers. Authors, teachers, librarians are my community. Together we bring words to curious young minds.
I am enthusiastic about providing writing tips. I belong to several author groups and have contracted for beta reads, writing classes, skills training, and critique feedback.
I enjoy sharing stories with children and am passionate about bringing forth education in creative writing.
In my life, I have worn many hats. My first "tax-paying" job was at age fifteen, where I worked gutting fish at an amusement park called Frontier Village in San Jose, California.
In high school, junior year, I moved to Arizona and attended a tech school for my nursing license. Years later, I returned to college and continued my education, including general studies, and obtained my Paramedic. Which led me on my next adventure, working both in the ER and on an ambulance.
You can say I became a lifelong student. Though writing always nibbled at my imagination, I wrote privately as a hobby and took classes in children's literature. I also used my writing skill for marketing. There was a time we owned an indoor paintball field, and currently, I am the marketing manager for AZ Active Recovery. As I said, I have worn many hats.
I am the mother of two amazing children, Ryan and Samantha (Sam). My son, Ryan, gifted me with 13 beautiful years before he passed away. Ryan lived life as a multiply disabled child, and besides teaching me how to love someone so completely, he taught me many other lessons. One is that most people are good and kind and accepting, especially kids who are allowed to ask questions and are taught to accept others for who they are. And that wheelchair accessibility is a gift.
My daughter went out in the world, attended college, med school, joined the military, and remains a dedicated and giving young woman. Every day she makes me proud. She married and gifted me my son-in-law, Brendan. I am a proud Auntie to seven who added on two, and I have a beautiful mentee who has been in my life since she was fourteen. And... Lucky me, I am married to my handsome husband, Chris, who is my best friend.
I also blog about family activities at www.ThemeTrip.com So make sure you visit there as well if you are looking for activities to fight boredom.