I was born in rural Ohio where the cows outnumbered the people. My father taught me all of the life’s practical lessons so I decided to diversify by majoring in fine arts and history at the University of Cincinnati – he was thrilled. After being a starving artist in Ohio, I decided to become a starving writer in Los Angeles. There I completed the writer’s program at UCLA while tackling every job behind-the-scenes in Hollywood. In 2010, we moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico.
I started my first book when I was eleven. At that point, I was obsessed with stories about serial killers stalking babysitters, so I picked horror as my genre. I wrote my book in blood red ink. My plot must have been powerful because I scared myself too badly to finish it!
Now I work as a freelance writer. I collaborate on books for the educational market and also write articles—some of them have even been about travel. Recently my piece about Paris appeared in the online edition of USA Today.
In college, I went backpacking around the US and Europe. Since then, I’ve tried to see as much of the world as possible. I’m happy to have the opportunity to combine two of my great loves: writing and travel.
*No babysitters were harmed during the writing of this bio