Who am I?
Born and raised in sunny California, I was dragged halfway across the country to the Midwest at fifteen, and I hated it. I was determined to return home as soon as possible. But here I am decades later and still in the Midwest. I live on 60 acres of farmland with cows, ducks, chickens, cats, and a giant dog named Zoe.
My love of books started early. I found out I could make people laugh in the third grade when we had to write a short story about a monster living in our closets. I wrote about a mummy. Then in the seventh grade, we read The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, and I was in love. That's when I knew I wanted to be a writer. I wanted to have the power to touch people I'd never meet, to make them laugh and cry and perhaps see the world in a different way. In high school, a teacher thought I must have copied the short story I turned into him. Luckily, a friend had seen me write it and told him so. In college, I passed history because I was able to BS my way through a report that was half my grade. My love of writing has only intensified over the years. Now I have over fourteen books published with many more to come.