ABOUT

I was born on July 14, 1971 in Waco, Texas. I am the youngest of four children. I graduated from the University of Mary- Harden Baylor (Belton, Texas) with a degree in Professional Studies in 1999. I currently reside in Brownsville, Texas.

Since 2002 I am working for a nonprofit organization (VAIL) Valley Association for Independent Living that helps people with disabilities.

I had short stories that were published in the McLennan Community College Highlander Herald and the Waco Citizen. I have also had a poem about The Alamo featured in the Alamo Journal.

 

WHAT INSPIRED ME TO BECOME A WRITER:

When I was 19 years old I started thinking about the old British television show the Avengers starring Patrick Macnee as John Steed. My friend Nancy Cagle told me to write down my ideas, so I wrote them in a script form for a television show. That’s how my writing career started.

The only thing I can say as a writer is my ideas come from dreams, television shows, and from observing

children in my child development class, when I worked in daycare centers. Once I got an idea from a drawing that didn’t make it into my second book, and it gave me the title for my upcoming third book. Most of the time my stories are from my dreams. I wake up thinking, “That would be a great story for a book!”

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