I'm a wife, mom of three girls, Christ-follower, and aspiring author and artist. I also wear cartoon character t-shirts on a regular basis, collect toys, still geek out like a ten-year-old when the latest Disney animated feature is released, and have been known to search closets for Narnia. And I avoid broccoli at all costs.
For as long as I can remember, I've loved drawing. But my art was always a way of storytelling. I still have a drawing from when I was around three that has my dad's "translations" of the story I dictated to him on the back. As I got older, I'd write my stories down to accompany the drawings I did. Sometimes, I'd wander back and forth in the backyard like a crazy person, telling myself stories out loud. Even when I played with my dolls, there were complicated plot lines and character arcs.
Throughout my school years, I had some wonderful teachers who cultivated my love of storytelling. One of my favorite memories from elementary school was the "Author's Day" event put on by my fifth grade teacher. He'd even let me read my stories in front of the class. In junior high and high school, I had incredible English teachers who encouraged my love of writing and art as well.
Now, I'm pursuing storytelling in a more professional way. My current work in progress is a young adult fantasy featuring unicorns, mermaids, selkies, and a young girl who wants nothing more than to be accepted for who she is. She's also in love with her handsome best friend, who is clueless to her true feelings.
My passion is to create clean, uplifting stories that remind girls of their true worth. Setting those stories in a fantasy world with unicorns and other amazing creatures is just a bonus.
I'm so glad you're here to join me on this incredible adventure! I'm not sure what the future holds for these stories of mine, but I'm ready to take the journey one step at a time.
"Someday you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again."