Stories have kept me up late at night since I learned to read (roughly 37 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, running a theater troupe 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.