I am a writer of young adult fiction, living in northeast Ohio. When I am not playing with the characters in my head, I can be found reading all forms of fiction at all age levels, cooking, baking, hiking, or playing with my two trouble-making cats, Bella and Luna.

My days are spent editing a small community newspaper where I get to see the best of people, especially children, teenagers, and other community leaders. The world needs more people like that.

I hold a Bachelor of Arts in English from Youngstown State University. There I studied a variety of literature that I enjoyed and even found one I didn't—Early 20th Century British Lit, in case you were wondering. I also took part in fiction writing workshops and discovered even more the magic that writing and creating contains.

Reading has been one of my one true loves for as long as I can remember. One day I hope to inspire that same love in others.