Just a little about me. I was born in Michigan toward the bottom of the thumb, and at the sweet age of 14, my mother and grandmother packed up our house, and we moved to sunny California. Although that was many, many years ago, I still consider myself a Michigander.
When I was a young 25-year-old, I met my handsome husband, Jonathan, in Northern California, where I proposed just hours before we eloped. Two years later, we moved to Colorado with our three precious girls. We spent eight years in the Denver area before moving to Southern California to be closer to our family, where we live today.
My “real” job is as a director of an integrative pediatric center. My favorite job was when I worked for eight years part-time in the guest service department for the San Diego Padres. Which I often referred to as my “happy place.” Jonathan and I have been married for over 30 magical years and have four daughters, one son, two granddaughters, one grandson, and two older, loving dogs.
Since childhood, I have enjoyed teaching. When I was a young girl, I would play school with my sisters, always the teacher. I consider homeschooling my five children to be one of my most significant accomplishments.
Once I learned to read, I never wanted to stop. When I tried to escape during my youth, I would tell myself stories as if I were writing them for a book. When my children were young, I looked forward to our evening routine, where we ended our day snuggled in bed where I made up adventurous bedtime stories. I have dreamed of writing and publishing books for as long as I can remember.
So what do I do when I am not working or writing? For starters, I feed my fascination with language with my favorite podcast, “A Way with Words.” I am a proud vegan who enjoys my morning kundalini yoga and long walks around the lake. My family and I are avid baseball fans and are proud to sport our Padres’ jerseys. But my favorite times are creating memories while on our family‘s annual tent-camping trips in the San Bernardino Mountains.