I am a middle school math teacher and proud science nerd. I grew up on the beaches of Southern California and consider myself a “surfer girl” at heart.
As the daughter of an ex-drug smuggling surfer and a librarian, two of my greatest loves in life are the ocean and books. I adore all things science and fantasy. I am a huge fan of Harry Potter (proud Gryffindor) and other young adult fiction stories.
I love writing about meaningful characters and deep emotions, especially in a fantasy or science fiction setting. I hold a degree in psychology, which serves me well in emotionally connecting with others. I try to use my own personal experiences in my writing whenever I can. I firmly agree with Robert Frost when he says “No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader.”
I am a member of the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators), Romance Writers of America (RWA), YARWA (Young Adult Chapter of the RWA), OCCRWA (Orange County Chapter), and ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers). I am also represented by Samantha Wekstein of Writers House LLC.
I am a writing blogger with “Quills and Inkblotts” and have had three short stories published. I hope to add to that list soon!