More About Me
Since the age of six, when I wrote the riveting tale “How to Eat Mud Pie” (it was brilliant, I tell you..okay, cue belly-aching laughter), I have passionately engaged the written word as a reader, writer, and editor. I hold a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication and an M.A. in English—which basically means I spent a lot of money learning a profession that will never show a return on the investment. Financially, at least.
I have written and published feature stories for two college newspapers (scary at first, then way cool!) and health- and beauty-related articles for consumers (you know, the fluffy stuff). I've also been a curriculum editor for two local universities (yep…as boring as it sounds…but at least I was editing!). In my current job as a copywriter for a digital marketing agency, I hone my skills for my night job—writing inspirational contemporary fiction (ooo, ooo, my favorite!).
A member of American Christian Fiction Writers and My Book Therapy (I love both of these organizations and highly recommend), I post regularly at my blog and have been published on the Power to Change website, in the online CronkiteZine, and in The Arizona Republic. My article "Friendship: The Stuff of Good Romance" was published in OakTara's Falling in Love With You anthology in 2012 (yay!!!). Also in 2012, I was blessed to be a finalist in the Christian Writers of the West Rattler Contest.
I live in Phoenix, Arizona, with my husband and two golden retriever puppies in serious need of training. Besides writing, my favorite things to do include singing (and being a drama queen in general), reading Jane Austen novels, and chatting one-on-one at Starbucks with my husband or friends.
I love, love, love to watch God work in ordinary lives to create something extraordinary, and I write to bring hope to those who may have lost it along the way.