I grew up in a household filled with fairy tales and fantastical stories. My love for reading and working with children led me down a path as a National Board Certified Teacher, educating students with special needs. I took stories and brought them to life by recreating scenes from books, engrossing the students into the adventure.
My creative spirit journeyed me to Africa where I worked with students on literacy projects for the community. This built a bridge for me to venture out and write an absorbing and imaginative fantasy fiction, Guardian of the Dream Tree.
I love sharing my storytelling skills with children and writers, whether at creative venues like KidzCon Los Angeles, KidzCon NYC, classrooms, libraries, Orange County Children's Book Festival, local bookstores, Write On Con, and other writing conferences.
I live in Long Beach, California with my family.