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I was born in Arroyo Grande, California, a small town in the central valley just a few miles south of Pismo Beach. The youngest of four children, my love for books started on my mother’s lap in her rocking chair.
As a child I wrote many poems and stories and dreamed of being an author one day. But I grew older and tucked those dreams and all my childhood writing in a yellow barrel at my parents’ home, and I moved on my own.
My credentials include a Certificate in Literacy, and a Bachelor's in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in elementary education. I earned my degree at Regis University summa cum laude.
In 2018 I rediscovered writing. I dusted off more recent works and started some new projects as well.
I’m fortunate to have been under the mentorship of a bestselling author. I'm an alumna of diyMFA as well. Both experiences gave me the tools needed to write a short story titled, My Warm Blanket, for acceptance into the MFA program at Drexel University. When Covid-19 struck in March, 2020, I made a tough decision to withdraw from the program, but I never stopped writing.
A lifelong dream is about to come true. I'm publishing my first children's picture book titled, The Lamb, and I can't wait to share it with you.
I’m currently working on a children’s fantasy novel.
When I’m not writing, I’m reading a book, sitting on the beach in Gulf Shores, or spending time with my Bernina sewing.