I’m a writer living in northern California with my husband and our two children, and a super-affectionate cat who likes to play catch. 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’m a member of the SCBWI and edit my regional newsletter. Some of my short stories have been published in Bourbon Penn and Cast of Wonders. My literary agent is Logan Garrison with the Gernert Company.
Here are 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 stopped blogging for the time being so I can focus on my fiction. Feel free to browse the archives, or find me in the archives over at the YA Muses. If you’re new here and want to see some of my more popular writing posts, here are a few links: