Before we get to the basic bio stuff, I think you should know some of my favorite words.
epiphany, compassion, symphony, nectar, lackadaisical, tone, skullduggery, lavendar, bride, sesquipedalian (had to look up the spelling of that one), lullaby, ancient, ocean, defenestrate, haruspex (although I can’t remember what it means), joy, blackbird.
(I overuse parentheses.)
I’ve sold clothing and kitchenware, waited tables, managed a bookstore, taught ninth-grade English and English to speakers of other languages, and birthed two children (not all in the same day). I graduated from Dominican University of California with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English emphasizing Creative Writing, and earned my Master’s Degree in Linguistics from UC Davis. I live in northern California with my husband and young children. I’m a member of the SCBWI and co-edit our regional newsletter with the fantastic Nathalie Mvondo. I also blog twice a month with the YA Muses.
Most of my
opinionated rants serious discussions of life and philosophy can be found here in various blog entries. If you’re new to my site and don’t know where to start, here are some of my top posts:
Momming Around Favorites
Free-for-All and Writing Favorites