I have loved reading for as long as I can remember. I was one of those kids that would curl up under the covers with a book and a flashlight long after my parents told me it was time to go to sleep. From the time I started to carry a purse, I always looked for those that were large enough to hold the latest paperback I just couldn’t put down. Even as an adult, my Nook or iPad can almost always be found tucked in my purse when I am out and about.
It didn’t take long for me to realize that I enjoyed creating my own stories as much as reading the creations of others. I loved to daydream as a child (and an adult), and sometimes claimed my “characters” as actual friends, especially when it meant getting my way with my parents.
Every day, I am thankful for my amazing husband, Jon, who not puts up with my reading, writing, and baking obsessions, he encourages them. He cheers me on when I get frustrated, and gets up with me in the middle of the night when I have an awesome plot idea I just have to talk through.
We share our home with an adorable shih-tzu/poodle pup named Cami who seems to think she is a little person–even mastering walking on only her two back legs.
I am a huge baseball fan, and have an 9-game mini season ticket package to our local minor-league team, the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs. Starting with the 2013 season, my parents will be joining us for the games! When not rooting for the Iron Pigs, I also follow the Phillies, as well as the Buffalo Bills, Notre Dame Football, and Duke Basketball. :-) I am also a bit of a TV addict, and my DVR is set to record more shows than I like to admit.
Of course, my family and friends trump all, so I sometimes fall behind as I try to balance everything without sacrificing the time spent with those I love. <3