“Do your best and forget the rest.” – Tony Horton
Let’s start with the basics:
I’m a mid-thirties wife and mom to four (one adopted). I am privileged to stay home to write and homeschool my youngest. I’m 5′ 8.5″, a little on the pudgy side, with dark brown curly hair (that is being invaded by wiry grays and refuses to grow much longer) and blue eyes. Be glad I don’t describe my characters this way. This year (2017) I’ll have been married for half my life. This seems like a milestone to me.
I love to write, I love to help, I love to listen to other people talk, I love to observe and think. I love to speak, when I have an actual topic, and answer questions about things I know.
I used to work in customer service, so troubleshooting and solving problems is a forte. Also, theater still calls to me, though it’s been 18 years since I’ve acted or worked behind the curtain. I suppose I keep thinking it’s never too late to give it a shot. Now the biggest hindrance is time.
Any questions so far?
This page is always under construction, because everything in life changes. And as with most things that stagnate, I’d become a dull girl if I didn’t embrace the new, the surprise, the PLOT TWIST! of life.
Change can be difficult, too, but therein lies the beauty of life. Every day holds something different that might not be apparent until I look back and see how far I’ve come. And each of those small events, choices, and surprises shape how I live the next day.
On a mass scale, what brings consistency to our lives is who we are in the midst of it all.
See, we’ll always be us and get to choose how we’ll handle the road of life, be it with cautious determination, reckless abandon, or anything in between. But maybe like me, you might forget and let circumstances dictate who you think you are and how you react.
Just like many of the characters I write about, you might not realize just what an amazing person you have locked up inside you. The one who will sacrifice for those you love; the one who has more courage than you thought possible; the one whose compassion and honor inspire others to greatness; the one who doesn’t give up, even when there seems to be no hope; the one who lives so quietly, no one realizes a fierce lion lives inside.
You are more than meets the eye.
I wholeheartedly believe this and want to capture these beautiful traces of humanity in the characters I write, whether it be a short story or a full-length novel. My family, especially my four kids, inspire me to search deep inside to find the real person within the shell and expose the hidden pearl.
It’s time for you to share a little about yourself! Say hi in the comments. What inspires you to do good in the world? What makes you angry? Who or what would you be willing to die to protect? What makes you crazy? Happy?
You are always welcome to reach out directly to me using the contact form here on the website.