I was born in Utah, but moved to Northern Ontario when I was 2 and a half, which has led to a slightly unique outlook on life. My mother is an English major turned reporter and her father was an English teacher, so books of all sorts have always been a part of my world. Both of my parents were involved in local theater for years, so I spent a lot of time tagging along. Writing has always been one of those things that's just a part of me; it's one of the few ways I feel confident expressing myself and I get to play with things that just don't exist in the real world. These days, I live with my husband, three children, two cats, and whatever fairies the cats haven't chased away
When did you first start writing?
I've been writing for as long as I've known how to write. The grade school I went to was very encouraging when it came to writing short stories. When I became a teen, angsty poems took over for the most part because I could write them very quickly when I was bored in class.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Northern Ontario, Canada. Most of my writing takes place in a mash-up of towns I've lived in. Being that winter takes up a good chunk of the year and I'm not really into winter sports, I'd like to think most of my imagination has sprung from growing up here.