Although I just transitioned out of the classroom, I’ll always be a teacher at heart. I spent 10 years working with elementary school students who inspired and challenged me on a daily basis. In the midst of helping them become passionate writers, I found my way back to my first love. I wanted to be a writer all through my younger years. Then writing got boring and formulaic and nonfiction-y. So I dropped those writing plans and went with something more sensible…anthropology. That’s how I ended up teaching.
Now I write language arts curriculum for an educational software company. It’s a dream job, I won’t lie. I feel very fortunate to be where I am.
On my own time, I write fiction. I’m currently working on a realistic YA novel, tentatively titled “Takes One to Know One.” I have two other pieces completely drafted and in need of revisions- another realistic YA and a middle grade fantasy-ish story. My other WIPS, in various stages include a chick lit piece, set in Austin, TX during SXSW, a murder mystery, a YA sci-fi piece, and a middle grade mystery/adventure.
I lovelovelove to write and draft and storytell. I’m terrible at moving beyond that. The purpose of this blog is to make my journey and progress public. I want to be held accountable for moving my writing to the next level.
When I’m not at work or writing, I’m spoiling my husband and our two dogs and enjoying life in Austin.