In addition to being a writer and an interviewer of bestselling authors, I’m also a mom to two amazing kiddos, a creature of habit, a car-singer, a walker of dirt roads and wooded trails, a museum-lover, a fierce friend, and an accomplished daydreamer.
I penned my first book when I was 14 (a complete rip-off of The Black Stallion by Walter Farley), and even though I continued writing, I didn’t attempt another full-length novel until after I graduated college.
Whether reading or writing, I always find myself gravitating towards lush books with literary slants and hooky voices, and every story idea I seem to get is spritzed with magic, so fantasy is my thing, especially in the Young Adult category.
To date, my work has been chosen to participate in Pitch Madness, Pitch Wars, and I've also been a proud Pitch Wars Mentor!
Pitch Wars is a mentoring organization where established writers and publishing professionals help emerging writers edit their book and prepare for traditional publishing success. As a long time fan of the community, guidance, and invaluable education Pitch Wars offers, I was thrilled to mentor YA in 2018 with my close friend and CP, Kim Chance. To learn everything there is to know about this program, visit pitchwars.org.
88 Cups of Tea. I'm one of the lucky listeners featured in the special 88th episode of 88 Cups of Tea with Yin Chang! This podcast is my favorite and it was an honor to be part of such a milestone episode. If you're searching for my interview, it starts at 1:19:08, but please listen to the whole thing. All the interviews are incredible, inspiring, and packed with tons of writing advice!
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Be a Muse Designs. Alongside author and YouTuber, Kim Chance, I am co-creator of Be a Muse Designs. Our idea was to create writer-themed items on Teespring with 100% of the profits going to benefit The World Literacy Foundation. Literacy dramatically improves a person's future, so if you're in the market for some writerly goodies, please consider purchasing from us here. Your donation will be much appreciated! Be A Muse Designs is also on Twitter and Instagram.
GUEST POSTS & COLLABS
Mom Writers: How do we do it all? Collab with Kim Chance (October 30, 2018) video
Pitch Wars Wrap-up Collab with Kim Chance (October 16, 2018) video
How About A Book Rave? (July 13, 2017)
Click here to read my interview about Pitch Wars for Mentees Helping Mentees (June 22, 2017)
Click here to read my Pitch Wars Mentee interview (October 22, 2016)
Method to the (Pitch) Madness (April 7, 2016) A guest post for Katie McCoach detailing my Pitch Madness experience