I started writing as a teenager. Surprisingly, I hated reading as a kid. In fact, I avoided it, but when I had to write my short story for school, I found myself excited. I discovered my imagination and it grew from there. The first story I wrote was by hand in a notebook. Then I wrote another story by hand in another notebook. Will those stories ever be published? I don’t think so. I think they’re more for me.
Aside from writing, I loved science. I loved my biology classes, and by the time I got to college, I pursued the medical field. I graduated with a degree in healthcare management, and currently play the piano and sing at my local church. While I love these things, my heart was somewhere else.
A writing career was not in the cards for me. There was no way I was publishing my work. That meant people would read my work LOL. No offense to anyone, but the writing was just my safe haven. Being socially awkward as a child, it became my outlet to get my feelings out. I found a new way to express myself. While my confidence has grown as an adult, I still hesitated when it came to publishing.
Self-publishing presented itself to me in 2013. I published my first holiday story and overall it received positive reviews. Yet, I kept my writing in the background. It wasn’t until my dad said, “I think if you gave this a go, you could make it.” For my dad to tell me that, it changed my perspective. You see, I was willing to settle. Sell a few books here and there and I would be fine. That wasn’t living. I was living in fear. That’s not the way to live.
So here I am. Currently, my category is sweet romance, but I am looking to branch out to other sub-genres of romance. I may even surprise everyone and write a cozy mystery or historical romance.
Here are a few of my favorite things (LOL Sound of Music reference): God, chocolate, cooking, Turner Classic Movies, books, music (serious eclectic taste), Hallmark/Hallmark Movie & Mysteries, and Marvel movies (I was definitely in my feelings at the end of Infinity Wars).