I’ve been writing since I was a young girl. I loved reading as a kid, devouring most anything written by Judy Blume and books like Bridge to Terabithia, The Hundred Dresses and The Ten O’Clock Club in my pink bedroom. But it wasn’t until a little series called The Babysitter’s Club by Ann M. Martin that I decided my life’s calling was to write books. Of course, most of my early “novels” had something to do with babysitting. (I even tried to start a babysitter’s club once, but that’s another story.)
Fast forward ten or so years and I started college at Colorado State University. I considered majoring in English or music (another passion), but somehow I wound up choosing accounting instead! I started my career with a big worldwide advisory firm in Denver, then moved to a Denver-based investment firm. In 2007, I finally got back to writing and started my own writing business, Voice Communications, but that too is another story. (You can read a little about it here).
As an adult, I always thought I’d write novels for adults until I had a baby girl in 2006, followed by a baby boy in 2007. Having kids of my own inspired me to write for children, and I started writing shorter stories for young children. I’m currently working on a young adult novel, Canvas, and I have several picture books in the works as well.
I also write for children’s magazines, and my kids–now in a very curious stage–are often the source of great article ideas. I’m lucky enough to write for a living and I have a great network of people with interesting children, too, so I like writing about inspiring kids. Check out my Inspiring Kids blog here, which I update about once every other month.
What else? I’m not a Colorado native, but pretty close (we moved to Grand Junction when I was 12 years old). I live on the southeast side of Denver with my two wonderful kids and my great husband. I have a lot of favorite foods, including hamburgers, sushi, cookie dough and guacamole. In addition to writing, I love travelling and enjoying Colorado’s beautiful landscape.
Thank you for visiting!