I love to read and write Y.A. fiction. Other hobbies include snowshoeing, canoeing, cooking from scratch, camping, yoga, and hula hooping. My husband and I own and operate a photography studio in Central Wisconsin. We met at summer camp when we were teenagers and have been married for 11 years. I have had a wonderful and eclectic work history that I wouldn't trade for anything. I have worked as a: horse ranch hand, windsurfing instructor, summer camp counselor/program director, instrument repair technician, life-guard, public school band and orchestra teacher, sailing instructor, sandwich slinger, pep-band hornist (Go UWM Panthers!), secretary, stay-at-home mom, and craft store extraordinaire (not at all in that order). I am currently working as a high school band teacher in Central Wisconsin. While it slows down my writing, I am so lucky to have a job I love.


A few of my favorite books: 

Books: Hunger Games Series - Suzanne Collins, The Fault in Our Stars - John Green, Slammed - Colleen Hoover, The Wishes Series - G.J. Walker-Smith,  P.S. I Love you - Cecelia Ahern, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Series - Ann Brashares, Secret Life of Bees -Sue Monk Kidd, Flat Out Love - Jessica Park, The Help - Katheryn Stockett, The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint Exupery, Bridge to Terabithia - Katherine Patterson, Rules - Cynthia Lord, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight - Jennifer E. Smith, Hate List - Jennifer Brown