Growing up in the hills of Northeast Texas, and having a long haired Cherokee grandfather, whom I called Paw-pa, started my quest for legends of my ancestors. The desire to learn about a people I knew little about, but was a registered member of, I set out to discover more. Paw-pa is blind, his memory is failing, and his health poor, so my searches started on the internet. Enthralled with Cherokee legends, I sought to write a romantic story intertwined with mythical monsters and powers to save.
As a first time author, I have reworked this story many times, until it felt right. Until I knew the characters well enough to say, nope, Sam wouldn’t say that. Andrew wouldn’t do that. I don’t always agree with their choices, but to me, they are real and alive, and a force. They do what they want, and they wouldn’t sit back and let me be wrong about them.
You will find part of me in Sam, although she and I have many differences. All of her embarrassed moments happened to me in one form or another. I believe in the ability to laugh at one self, so I add my own embarrassments as a teen and make them Sam’s.
I live in Utah, surrounded by mountains, with my wonderful husband and four beautiful children.
Writing and reading are huge passions of mine. With a Young Adult Urban Fantasy, LEGEND OF THE PROTECTORS, at 91,000 words, Book 2 called LONE PROTECTOR (being edited), and IN THE DARK, an Adult Urban Fantasy (being edited), I’m staying busy. I’m also working on a few other novels.
My favorite bands right now are Radiohead, Blue October (US), Muse, Coldplay, Linkin Park, Matchbox Twenty, Hinder, Breaking Benjamin, The Smiths, and okay, the list continues. But I probably listen to Radiohead the most right now. So in love with them!