Welcome to my page.
I was born and raised in Southern California, but have called Iowa home for several years. I alternate between lamenting every time we visit the golden state (the traffic! the crowds! the costs!) and wistfully dreaming of walks on the beach while in the throes of dark midwestern winters. More than anything I wish I could see my family more often; can we just make California and Iowa nearby neighbors somehow?
I am currently querying my debut novel, DROWNING OUT THE NOISE. It’s a middle grade contemporary about addiction, competitive swimming, and accepting what we cannot control. In 2022 I was selected as a mentee for the 9th round of Author Mentor Match. I’ve been furiously revising and drafting new material since.
I am currently an ELL teacher at the intermediate level.