I live in southern California with my husband and
two, three, now four kids! I’ve been writing since 2010, when I first discovered the awesome idea that is NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and completed the November challenge with my older sister.
I grew up in Texas and went to a small engineering university in the Piney Woods before moving to the wilds of Los Angeles with my husband.
What am I passionate about?
Reading and writing, obviously! I like space opera, post-apocalypse, romance, fantasy, historical romance, Christian fiction, and almost all young adult fiction. I breathe stories. I mean, I’m a Christian, but when the pastor asks us to examine our heart for hidden idols, reading and writing are what come to mind! I strive to keep Christ at the center of my thinking, but the next circle is definitely the written word. 🙂
Dyslexia. I homeschool my four kids (except for the Little Pumpkin, she’s only three), and so I’ve educated myself about dyslexia to help my oldest son. It’s an incredibly common problem, but I knew next to nothing about it! Well, that has changed. For those of you in the know or wondering–Orton-Gillingham is my faith and All About Reading is my best friend! 😉
In-N-Out Burger – I’ve succumbed.
Rubik’s cubes – I am spatially-challenged (I still don’t know my left from my right without picturing an incident from my childhood that helps me lock it in), so Rubik’s cubes fascinate me. While I can’t think my way around them, I can memorize the algorithms and I get a little obsessive about it! (And yes, my son probably gets a little of his differences from me!)
My favorite shows (currently): Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Good Place
What am I working on next?
I’m concurrently working on a series of romance/adventures on a generation spaceship (the first story was published in The Officer anthology last year),
and a Pride & Prejudice retelling. Woot! Finished the P&P. My generation ship story is being…recalcitrant…so I’m taking a break on that to write a fun dystopian retelling of Pilgrim’s Progress.
Thanks for stopping by!