I began writing early on in life, making nonsensicle squiggles on paper while my mom fastidiously wrote (in beautiful cursive) in her own diary. Those squiggles eventually turned into actual words, which would slowly be formed into stories.
My mother saved my very first story, printed on the old-style continuous paper (the one with holes on the side) about a girl with a magical vegetable garden. I suppose it should have come to no surprise then, that the world of fantasy and the supernatural would catch my eye.
I am a lover of fantasy books, especially fantasy tied with historical events, or with a kernel of truth to the supernatural elements. My favorite authors include Sarah Douglass, Anne Bishop, and Juliette Marilinear.
My interest in historical fiction led me to the incredible First North American series by Kathleen O'Neil Gear and Michael Gear. I devoured their books, drinking in their twists and turns of the the past people of our continent, while constantly being intrigued by the current aspect in their introductions.
This love led me to James Madison University, where I received my B.S in Anthropology, and worked as an archaeologist for 3 marvelous years. I was given the wonderful opportunity to work at Montpelier and Mount Vernon, historic areas, and pre-historic sites.
Since then, I have taken on many roles, and lived many lives. I spent time working in retail management, education, and the medical field. I became a wife, a homeowner, and have been blessed with a beautiful daughter who continues to delight and challenge me.
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