I’m a pretty easygoing person, except for two areas: written words and sleep. The sleep part I can’t do anything about, but the words? They matter, and in my book, there’s always room for editing. In addition to being a lover of words, I am passionate about building community and about being intentional with the choices we make. I love to surround myself with people who will walk into my kitchen, open up a cupboard, make themselves a snack, and tell me the whole truth.
Also, I went to school to become a teacher, taught ninth and tenth grade literature, and then I got the opportunity to pursue my childhood dream of becoming a writer. So I did! It’s been one of the best decisions I ever made. My favorite things in life are my husband, James, and our two kids — one boy, one girl — who teach me every day how important it is to be present.
My degree is in English Education, and I’ve spent the last 20-plus years either teaching, working and living overseas, or writing and editing. I enjoy traveling; I like my coffee hot; and I’m always up for an adventure. Especially if that adventure involves books or coffee or travel or all of the above.