I'm proof that it's never too late to change your life.
I've always had dreams of being 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 my computer 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 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.
All my stories explore the journey of young women, found family, and first love. I blend history, adventure, and magic into my own version of historical fantasy. I believe in inclusion and exploring the broad range of experiences with young women so my readers may see how truly diverse women's history is.
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.