Like my fellow dorks, I graduated from The Ohio State University with a major in English and a minor in creative writing. I also graduated cum laude and with research distinction. (Yes, I am very proud of myself.) I’m a New England native (go Patriots!), but I’ve traveled to southern California almost every year since I was six months old to see my extended family. Besides CA, I’ve traveled around the southwest U.S. and to Portugal and Israel.
Along with being an aspiring world traveler, I want to be a successful novelist. I tend to lean toward fantasy or fiction when I write…I have enough of reality day-to-day, so I would rather not write about it. I hope to complete editing my first novel soon. I started it in high school…good lord, it’s been nine years. The story has become my baby, and I am its extremely protective tiger mother.
Other than writing, I want to teach high school history/social studies. I am currently in graduate school for my masters degree and teaching credential.
Here are a few short thoughts (from yours truly) that we all hold very close to our hearts: Life is all about juggling a love-hate relationship with people. Coffee is a gift from the angels. Chobani yogurt is Satan’s curse upon the world. Retail therapy is perhaps the most effective treatment known to mankind. Traveling is a must… You are only alive on this earth once, so you should do all you can to see it.
And Then There Were None, The Moon Is Down, The Road, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (I’ve read it many times), most of Shakespeare’s plays (especially Titus Andronicus, Othello, Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, and Hamlet…NOT Romeo and Juliet *gag*)
Shakespeare, the American Civil War, U.S. history in general, the history of Christianity, Greek Mythology, the meanings behind dreams, astrology (thanks to Katie and Emylee), Medieval literature, words (I just like words…)
Willy Shakespeare, Agatha Christie, Steven King, Edgar Allan Poe, John Steinbeck, myself (I’m my biggest fan)
What Do You Enjoy Most About Writing?
Writing is terrifying. It makes me vulnerable and strips me of all my security blankets. There is nothing in this world that makes me feel more human, more alive, than writing.
What Do You Look Forward to Most in Upcoming & Current Adventures?
I want to see new places, taste new foods, meet new people, and smell new air. I want to see the vastness of the world. In less eloquent terms, I want to explore and see a ton of cool shit.