Many of my followers and readers either know me personally or they have been connected to me in some way long enough to know a little more about me than just the usual information you can find while perusing the Internet.
There are many of you, however, that might not know my “story,” so I wanted to take this time to give you some background in the hopes that it might let you get to know me a little better not just as an author, but a human being in general.
Up until a little over 4 years ago, I was a single mom to a beautiful little girl. I was working for my hometown’s school district while attending college full-time and my daughter was enjoying the life of a normal kindergartner. Our entire life changed, however, when my best friend came home for a visit after returning from his deployment to Africa. After years of horrible timing on both of our parts, we finally reconnected and the rest is history. My daughter and I moved to his duty station in California, he and I were married, and our son was born six months later in September of 2013.
We spent just shy of 3 years in California while my husband finished up his contract with the Navy, and in September 2015, we moved back to our home state of Washington. During our time in California, my husband and I had a serious talk about what I wanted to do with my future and he wholeheartedly encouraged me to pursue my dream of writing. With that little push, I applied and was accepted into Arizona State University and started on my Bachelor’s in English. Fast-forward to present day and I am in my final year of my degree program and hitting the ground running to build my career as an author.
It hasn’t always been easy — with so many moves due to the Navy, I have had to take a few breaks along the way and there have been many late nights and even earlier mornings. It has been worth it, though, and the amount of success I have seen so far, though small to some and especially since I am still working on my first novel, has meant the world to me.
When I’m not writing, working on my sites, or interacting with my followers, I’m chasing my very wild 3-year-old son. I have also taken on the task of homeschooling our daughter who is 10 now and in the 4th grade, and it has been quite an adventure thus far. And of course, a large portion of my attention goes toward my school work as well. When I’m not busy with grown-up type stuff, I enjoy reading, working out, taking family walks, and having dance parties with my kiddos — their energy and laughter is medicine for my soul. I also love watching my husband play his video games and when he’s not hogging the T.V., I enjoy catching up on the latest movies. I live for a good storyline!
I don’t want to drone on about myself too much, but I hope that this post has given you some insight into my life and what I’m up to when I’m not pouring myself into my work. Life is all about balance and I try my best to keep the scales even!
I’ll catch up with all again soon!