I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. I earned an English BA from Portland State University with a Technical Writing minor. My current line of work is marketing and communications with educational institutions and nonprofits. I enjoy telling stories that benefit communities and make a difference.
I served two terms of National Service (AmeriCorps) and coordinated programs for five years, where the idea of mandatory national service was often discussed. It became the background and initial concept behind my first book "Metal Heart." What would a world look like where youth were forced to serve?
I've participated in the Nanowrimo challenge 2011-2017 and successfully completed two novels: "Metal Heart" and the sequel, "Tin Road." This year I am working on the third and final novel, "Iron Curtain."
I am a science fiction and comic book geek - spending my free time crafting costumes and attending comic book conventions. I love reading books and writing them.