I started reading at age 3 and haven’t been able to put a book down since. My Mom used to schlep me to 4 local libraries so I could max out my weekly checkouts. I started writing at age 14 at the urging of an amazing high school English teacher who extoled his students to:
write, Write, WRITE. Forget grammar. Screw punctuation. Write what’s in your heart. Then go back and polish it until it shines.
I’ve been writing ever since. Mainly fiction. I write a lot of technical, scientific documents for my day job as a scientist in a local hospital. But I love using both sides of my brain and I’ve written short stories and full-length works in a variety of genres including mainstream fiction, suspense, horror, romance, kid lit and more.
I only made a few half-hearted attempts to get published. Then about a year ago, my brother and I formed a small indie publishing house to publish his stories. I enjoyed the process and started writing more seriously. At about the same time, I discovered New Adult Fiction. The books of writers like Tammara Webber and Jamie McGuire really fueled my creativity.
I hope to self-pub my first New Adult Romance later this year. This blog will chronicle the journey as I write, edit and self-publish.
I currently live in the Northwest with the love of my life and our fantastic son.