I am a lover of all things geek. Born and raised in the Golden State, I am a Californian through and through, and am happy to be back home after a decade of living in other states (North Carolina, New Mexico, Colorado, and Arizona). Books opened up my boxed-in childhood, and it’s my hope to write for those who feel invisible.
At an HR training for my day job (the exit sign was the brightest thing in the room), I got out a pen and started writing the novel that had been in my head for ten years. I have since drafted and polished different projects in multiple genres, mostly in middle grade fiction. In 2014, I was accepted to the MFA creative writing program at Northern Arizona University. I have been a selector of children’s books for a 28-library system and have written reviews and nonfiction features. When not writing, I’m usually reading, petting my cat, or drinking tea. I maintain a blog where I interview at least one author a week, which can be viewed by selecting Blog/News.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”~Theodore Roosevelt