Stories have kept me up late at night since I learned to read (roughly 39 years ago). I have been freelance writing for magazines for over ten years. I have a column in Progressive Cattleman about ranch life. I live in Montana with my cowboy and three kids.
Stories for children are part of my heart. I love reading middle grade books or picture books. Books that capture universal themes in relatable ways are my favorite.
My writing has won a few contests (See ACCOLADES below!) and I am involved in my regional chapter of SCBWI (SCBWI is a wonderful group!), 12x12, a Courage to Create member at The Writing Barn, a graduate of Crafting Picture Books with Hannah Barnaby, and an active member of my critique groups.
I spend time regularly writing and working on manuscripts, but when I'm not at my computer you can find me cooking, checking cows, coaching speech and drama at our local high school, or at sports events with my kids.
Writing for youth is rewarding because I don't want to truly grow up--even though technically I've been adulting for a couple decades.