Born and raised in the quiet suburbs of St. Louis, MO.
From a young age, I always wanted to be a writer. At sixteen I made the decision that I was going to be a screenwriter and become famous one day by writing thrilling, always well-reviewed movies. Turns out that the movie industry isn't very welcoming to sixteen-year-olds who poorly format screenplays (and never send them to anyone).
In high school I found that I rather enjoyed writing short fiction and non-fiction. A story I wrote about working construction labor for my uncle was accepted into the school's year end publication of student submitted works. It also made the rounds and was a big hit with family members (except with my uncle).
I went on to attend Truman State University and pursue a degree in English. Since a Creative Writing degree was not offered, I specialized in Composition and took every creative writing class available. I graduated and earned my Bachelor of Arts in December 2010.