I am a momma of 6 kiddos all ages 8 and under. How? We are foster parents and five of the six are adopted. We have one miracle baby that got mixed in. I am married to my best friend, who is a Nurse and we have known each other more than half my life. I run on Jesus and Coffee and recently have decided to breed Bernedoodles. I have wanted to write for over 25 years now, but honestly never felt good enough, worth enough, or confident enough. My family has encouraged me to make my passion and dream a reality.
My motivation to not stop writing now that I have begun:
Escapism. Childhood trauma created a need for this in my life. I found the Boxcar Children books and they took me down the rabbit hole of escape that helped me during a dark time. My love for reading started here. However, it also ignited a passion for writing. At nine years old, I remember sitting in my aunt's house writing my first mystery. The hardships of life were still present though, so I folded that dream up, and tucked it away deep. Twenty-five years later, I have decided to pull that dream back out and try. I have six children, five of whom I have adopted through CPS and I want to ignite that same love for reading in them as I have. I want to create escape for them and the world. It may not be something extreme and traumatic, maybe it is just a hard day at work, but we all need that happy place to go to. I hope everyone who reads my books, get exactly that. Their very own escape.