I grew up in Mammoth Lakes, CA where stunning scenery and a few very special teachers inspired me to write. (More about them in the FAQ section. ?) As soon as I graduated high school, I made for the beach and eventually ended up in Orange County with a happy little family and a job as an English teacher.
And then by luck, or coincidence, or some cosmic force, things lined up for me to take a shot at my dream. I moved to a little gem of a beach called Crystal Cove, which is the setting for MOONGLASS; I had the opportunity to go from working as a full-time English teacher to working as a part-time librarian; and...I was about to turn 30 (more on that in the FAQ section too.) Long story short: after deciding to go for it and putting in a lot of hard work, I finished MOONGLASS, which is my first novel.
And now I get to call myself a writer. Better yet, a YA writer! And that‚Äôs the best possible thing I can imagine.
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Books:In Honor, May 2012
Moonglass, May 2011