Frequently Asked Questions
When did you know you wanted to become a writer?
In the eighth grade, the teacher assigned a short story of no less than three pages. I turned in twenty-one hand-written pages. When I was fifteen, I wrote my first full-length historical fiction novel (in the 90’s we had to use paper, pencils, and encyclopedias!). It was 500 hand-written pages, set during the Middle Ages. It was probably horrible, but it was a beginning. By the time I graduated high school, it had turned into a trilogy.
How old are you now?
I was born in 1976. I think I look younger than my age because I’m only five feet tall.
Do you have a degree in writing?
No, but my interests have always been history, literature, and psychology, which all come together when writing historical fiction/romance.
When did you publish your first novel?
In 2013 I self-published Through Every Valley. The idea for it was born while camping at Yellowstone National Park. Sharing my writing with the world was a very intimidating prospect and marked a great achievement in overcoming my fears and insecurities.
Are you a full-time writer?
I wish! I work as a nanny so that I can take advantage of naptime to get some writing in while the baby is sleeping. Unfortunately I’m not making enough in sales yet to quit my day job!