I'm proof that it's never too late to change your life.
When I was younger I had dreams of becoming a writer. My family thought it sounded like a frivolous and unattainable dream. So I chose the responsible route. A solid, safe career. When I turned twenty-five, I sat down to write my first story. I saved it to the hard drive and never spoke of it again. Who was I to think I could be a writer?
After working for over a decade as a physical therapist, I found myself with a bunch of degrees, forty years old, two little kids, and major burnout. I took some time off to just be a mom and breathe into the moment of my life.
That story started nudging me, fifteen years after I shelved it. That's one great thing about being forty, you care less about making excuses. I started writing it again, and it was exhilarating. Every morning in the dark, every naptime, I wrote. I didn't know what I was doing, but I knew that I was changed. I finally found the courage to be a writer. Or it found me.
Writing has turned into a love (some may say obsession) for stories of young women in history. All my stories explore the journey of women, found family, and first love. I've completed my sixth novel, with many more in the works.
Born a California girl, I now live in Bend, Oregon where I can be found hiking and enjoying the amazing trails of the Pacific Northwest. I live with my husband, two children, and two dogs, sharing the love of Oregon and finding inspiration in the world around me.
I hope you enjoy my stories as much as I love writing them.