Journey of a Young Adult Author
My parents understood long before I did that I was a writer. What clued them in was the tornado that always followed me: scraps of paper, journals, and books with words I couldn’t understand yet.
It wasn’t until years later, after graduating from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Political Science, that my passion for novels finally outweighed any rational thought for a “normal” job. To me: the life of a struggling writer is the most appealing job in the world.
I believe there is a special place in our world for storytelling. Stories provide our world with a moral compass, entertainment, a way to express sorrow and happiness, and connect us with the past and future.
I write because I want to express these things and much more. Mostly though, I write because I love it.
I’ve been writing seriously since 2010 and am a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. When I’m not writing, you can find me exploring Tennessee’s State Parks, hiking or trail running with my family & two dogs, or crafting hand-made journals.