We’re all different people at different times in our lives. But the one person I’ve always been, for as long as I can remember, is a writer.

I’ve been reporter, a graphic designer, a videographer, a student, a tutor, a librarian, a manager–and, of course, the most important things: a wife, daughter, and sister–but the one thing I’ve never stopped doing is loving the magic of words. The very first story I ever wrote was a riveting tale about a “war” between friends on a playground. It was written in a Barbie diary–a sure sign of greatness right there; I’m pretty sure The Old Man and the Sea was written in Hot Wheels journal–and I never really stopped writing. I’m a strong believer that the world is a better place with stories–but no story is complete without sharing it.

I’m excited to be at the beginning of this story–and even more excited to share my journey to (hopefully!) publication with you.