About Me

I grew up in the beautiful mountains of Southern California and could always be found with a book in my hand and a pencil in my pocket. I used to staple printer paper together to make blank books that I would fill with the stories I couldn’t stop thinking about. As I got older I found an old typewriter at a thrift store and would hide away in my closet and type story after story that I never showed anyone.

 

Thanks to several devoted teachers, who shared their own creative works with me, I knew I wanted to study literature and writing. I received my B.A. in Literature and went on to receive my MFA in Creative Writing from California State University of San Bernardino. During the six years I spent at the University I began my publishing journey and have continued since. My short stories have appeared in the Redlands Review, the Pacific Review, and the Adelaide Literary Award Anthology. My memoir, ‘Mother’s Ingredients’ was released in April 2020.

 

I currently live in Salt Lake City, Utah with my husband and four children. I run a writers workshop and am working on several new full length projects as well as too many short stories to count.

"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed."
 
-Ernest Hemingway

“If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it.” – Toni Morrison

 
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.”
– George R.R. Martin

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