I was born in the early 80s in upstate New York before being transplanted as a child to Oklahoma, where I am now a married mother of seven children and a plethora of American bullies. Writing is in my blood, and I knew I wanted to be a writer by trade at an early age. As young as age nine, I convinced my mother to buy me all manner of cheap diaries with cutesie kittens or Precious Moments figures on the covers and then subsequently filled them with pen and pencil–stories, daily accounts, and even attempted drawings that should never see the light of day. By twelve years old, I was typing on my parents’ computer like a madwoman when I wasn’t fanatically creating an alphabetized list of my books and then jotting numbers inside the covers to emulate the library. I won the local library writing contest one year, and placed second several other times. This spurred me on to publish in a small, independent gazette with a short story and pen numerous other titles I would never actually get around to finishing.
A decade ago, I discovered the presence of online written RPGs (Role-Playing Games). Specifically, I fell into the loving arms of the Trinton Chronicles RPG and the players it encompassed. There, I created Sabella Hall…badass extraordinaire. Over the years we wrote several epic adventures together, grew and changed as a group, and eventually drew apart as we grew older and life happened.
However, in 2012 I decided to venture into the world of the NaNoWriMo contest (National Novel Writing Month – November!) and furiously pecked out the first draft of my debut novel, “The Vu.” After many revisions, editing, tears, and blood, I had my book. It was an incredible feeling I will never forget, to pull that paperback out of the shipping box and smell the ink on the paper.
I was hooked.
I have since written two more books and a short story, and much more on the way!