Fun Facts:

  • I’ve lived in 5 states and visited 5 countries. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
  • I’ve broken both arms, one leg, and a couple of fingers. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
  • I bleed gold and blue for West Virginia University, my alma mater. Letโ€™s Gooo Mountaineers! ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™
  • I love Disney World! My husband even proposed there! ๐Ÿ’–
  • I love baking. ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ Two of my favorites are chicken pot pie, and more recently, baklava.
  • I love reading. ๐Ÿ“š One of my favorite genres is Amish fiction, although I have no aspirations whatsoever to write in that genre.
  • I’m an introvert.
  • I’m a melanoma survivor.
  • I’m 1/16th Native American. My grandfather’s grandmother was Cherokee.
  • I’m currently writing picture books, middle-grade, and memoir.

Contest Wins:

  • Florida SCBWI Rising Kite Finalist 2023
  • PB Party Finalist 2022
  • Honorable Mention, 50 Precious Words 2022
  • Winnerโ€™s list, Fall Writing Frenzy 2021
  • Honorable Mention, Birthday! Birthday! contest 2021
  • 4th Place, Susanna Leonard Hill’s Valentiny contest 2021
  • Honorable Mention, Rate Your Story’s Cooking Up Culture contest 2021
  • Honorable Mention, Susanna Leonard Hill’s Holiday contest 2020