I’m the wife of an energetic and entrepreneurial husband…
…and the mother of two spunky and sweet kids. (Sorry no photos. I’m not ready to reveal them to the paparazzi yet.)
I’m a deep thinker who likes to string words together on a page.
When I’m not writing, I love to play board games of any kind…
…be a self-proclaimed health and fitness nut…
…and organize things.
For the long version of how I came to be a writer, keep reading below.
Have you ever torn apart your house looking for your keys? I mean, really ravaged the place to the point of stuffing your hand where no hand has gone before…in between the couch cushions…only to come up empty? Then you walk back to the kitchen and see those janglers sitting on the counter. Right where you were standing when you started your search.
That sums up my writing journey. I grew up with a writer’s gene tucked away somewhere deep inside me, but when I went to college, my practical side won out. After getting my degree in accounting and business management, I worked as a CPA in Corporate America for seven years. I got married in the meantime and started a family, then went through unexpected medical challenges that left me questioning my purpose.
All the while I had no inclination to write anything other than grocery lists…until God pretty much smacked me over the head with a story idea and said, “Write it down.” I’ve learned to not argue when He speaks so clearly.
In the months and years that followed, I had regular dates with my computer. I wrote articles and novels, with other ideas floating around in my head. (I’ve also learned God’s good at delivering when He tells you to do something.) The process was cathartic and the more I wrote, the more I realized my novels portrayed people just like me. People striving to find their purpose in life. People who mess up, sometimes royally. People forgiven by an Almighty God.
And so, here I sit, praying God will use these feeble stories He’s pressed on my heart. As I walk this path of publication, I’m learning to let it all go and hold on for the ride.