I was born in Philadelphia and grew up in the suburbs thereof. As a child, I was into art and friends, sweets and shopping. And I hated reading. My grades were excellent, though teachers complained that I did not write complete sentences or explain my answers very well. As a teenager, my grades remained great, even though I had now also gained interest in sports, people-pleasing, God, and poetry. Now I had softball and cheerleading, friends and youth group. So any creativity I extended had to be brief. College was great, and a degree in elementary education made me read more. The Freshmen Fifteen made me run more. And though this was where I met my husband, Jeremy, we did not begin a relationship until I graduated. So, graduation led to a teaching job (6th grade that first year) and a relationship led to a marriage in 1997. A few years later, I moved to 2nd grade, and then down to kindergarten. What next? You guessed it. Out of teaching to care for my own babies. I now am the happy mama to Hannah, Christian, and Audrey. The funniest thing started happening toward the end of my teaching career. I began writing children's books. I felt I had some great ideas and liked keeping it short. Another way of keeping it short? Contributing short devotions to God Stories. (You'll find me in vol. 3-7 thus far.) As my children grew taller, my writing grew longer. And so did the time I spent running. They go together. Running for hours gives one a lot of time to think. What else are you going to do? So I listened. What did God want me to write? Well, start the Angelmen series, and you will find out! Happy reading to you!
What five words describe you?
God-loving mom who writes novels.
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