profile pic_edited.png
The Godly Chic Diaries_edited.png
Click to read my blog, El Roi: 
Click to read my five tips for
writing a children's story

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.