A Little about me…
My parents started reading to me from the time I was a baby. My mom is an avid reader and worked at the public library for most of my childhood. There was never a scarcity of books in my childhood home!
While I enjoyed playing outdoors as a child, I often got distracted by a good book, as you can see here. If you couldn’t find me running in the sprinklers or climbing our cherry tree, I was probably in my room buried in a book.
I was one of those weird kids who loved writing book reports, and around fourth grade I discovered the typewriter! I remember feeling so grown up sitting down and typing away. Notice the mug—you’ll still see me in this pose today except a few years older and typing on a laptop.
By the time I graduated high school, I’d outgrown my obsession with English rock bands, so the story I’d worked tirelessly on as a young teenager slipped onto the backburner along with my passion for fiction writing. I went on to major in business administration, aiming to become an accountant like my number-loving dad.
As you can see, I never lost my quirky, creative side once I headed to college. In fact, the writer in me returned after the heartbreaking end of my first relationship. That summer I spent many nights typing away, revisiting the same story from years before.
Life kept me busy after college with a young family and a demanding day job, but in 2011 – after devouring the Twilight series – I got a strong urge to write again. The story which originated in the mind of an 11-year-old girl was resurrected once again. Thus began my current writing journey. Read my Testimony here.
My “Faithfully Yours” four-book series is set in London, so my husband took me there for our 15th wedding anniversary, which doubled as a research trip. In this photo, we’re attending a performance of “Pride and Prejudice” at Regent Park’s Open Air Theatre. It was rained out halfway through! (This is mentioned in Never Let Go).