I’m married to my incredible husband, Steve, and we have four wonderful kids–two girls and two boys.
I graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor’s in Psychology and a minor in music. Go Aggies! I love USU–that’s where I met my husband!
I enjoy so much of life–there’s so much to learn and experience. I love reading almost any genre/age group and usually read over 50 books a year from a variety of different authors. I love running, gardening, making cards with rubber stamps, crocheting, playing volleyball, singing, playing the piano, telling felt stories, and cooking.
I’ve enjoyed writing for as long as I can remember. As a child, I loved to make up poems and write short stories. I loved daydreaming and writing stories in my head--alway carrying on some narrative with a character when I was working in the fields. I used to wish that I could be a cat and sleep in the sun so I wouldn't have to weed the garden. Still sounds kind of nice sometimes!
A few interesting tidbits:I started a cleaning business after I graduated from college and with my crew, we’d clean 80 college apartments from top to the grimy bottom in 9 days.
I finished my first novel–a middle-grade reader in 2001. I learned a lot from writing that book (which will take a serious rewrite to be publishable) and it set me on a path to gain all the knowledge I could to be a successful writer.
I enjoy singing and playing the piano and have composed several original songs. I co-produced a children’s CD about American Tall Tales for Story Time Felts in 2008 with 7 original songs. They’re so much fun!