I have loved reading for as long as I can remember. I was one of those kids that would curls 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 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 only allows me to stay home and write all day, he encourages it. 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 member of a local community theater, CAST, which takes up a lot of time from January through May every year. I also sing in the choir at our church every Sunday morning–no small feat for someone who is definitely not a morning person!
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. I am super-excited for the 2013 season, when my parents will be joining us for the games! When not rooting for the Iron Pigs, I also follow the Phillies, as well as 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