I’ve been writing as long as I can remember. I used to write little poems and stories as a child, and I just never really stopped.
I started writing my first book in 2007 or 2008 (never finished it. Maybe I’ll go back and look it over again someday). In 2009 I completed NaNoWriMo for the first time, and I’ve written a handful of first drafts since then–some of them I’ve even done a degree of editing on!
I grew up in the greater Seattle area, which fostered a love of the outdoors and doesn’t feature a whole lot in my writing.
I earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 2014 from Western Washington University and I’ve tried to keep up with writing since then.
I worked a 5-year stint at Barnes & Noble and enjoyed fostering a love of reading across all ages. My work allowed me to also interact with local authors in the Central Valley area, promoting their work and organizing events for them to expand their reader base. I was also able to learn a lot just from conversations with these authors, which made it extra rewarding.