I was born in Ohio, grew up in Southern California and spent the first half of my married life in Arizona. We currently try to spend as much time as possible at our home in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho as well our home in Los Olivos, California. I’ve visited most of the continental United States (only 9 states left to discover!) but I’m really looking forward to the day when I can visit the moon.
An avid reader since I memorized Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb by Dr. Seuss, I still enjoy reading and writing books like the ones I enjoyed as a child. My favorite authors are Suzanne Collins, Rick Riordan, J.K. Rowling, Jennifer Nielsen, Maggie Stiefvater, John Green, Eoin Colfer and Anthony Horowitz. When I grow up, I want to write just like them.
In addition to writing middle grade novels, I moonlight as a graphic designer, substitute teacher, freelance writer, school newspaper advisor, yearbook advisor and mother of two children. I spend my free time watching movies, driving kids around and baking cookies. Or eating them.
And just so you know, I’m an Amazon Associate so if you click on a book link, I’ll make a few pennies. Thanks!
My debut novel, WISH YOU WEREN’T, released March 17, 2014. Join my email list to find out about future releases, events and appearances.