Contrary to what Google says, I’m not an international airport or some kind of award. I’m a multi-genre writer. I write so that I can turn off the movies in my head at night and get some sleep, but then I wake up again and have to take notes because I had a cool dream that might just make a good story some day. For this reason, I have pads of paper by my bed, in the car, in my gym bag, and in the shower (water proof!). I currently have 17 titles available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Createspace.

I’ve lived and traveled in North, Central, and South America, and most of northern Europe. I now make my home in Oregon with my adoring husband, my brilliant son, my vivacious daughter, my surly black cat, and my distractingly cute dog. I love milk chocolate, plain New York style cheesecake, pepperoni & sausage pizza with extra cheese, and Diet Coke by the liter. When not writing, I’m reading, teaching, taking Taekwondo (black belt!), walking my dog, checking my kids’ homework, volunteering in the community, or attacking that mound of laundry that refuses to fold itself. I’m a very devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where I play the organ for worship services in a Spanish-speaking congregation and teach Sunday school to adorable 10 and 11 year-olds in an English-speaking congregation. My loud, booming laugh often surprises my pets, and my hair never looks as good as my author shot in real life. I wish I could travel all around the world encouraging people in all their worthy endeavors and then come home each night to curl up with a good book and my puppy. Maybe when my little birds have flown the nest, Mama and Papa Bird might just find a way to do that!