Reading and writing are some of my favorite activities. You can often find me with my nose in a book or with my fingers typing away at the keyboard, either blogging or working on my latest writing project.

By day, I tutor middle school and high school students at a Christian school. I’m from a large family, and being an involved big sister and aunt is very important to me. Creating deliciousness in the kitchen is another favorite pastime, and my gluten-free German chocolate cake has become the stuff of legend.

I also love llamas, history, and the Olympics.

My love for reading expanded into book blogging in 2010, which in turn opened the door to getting to know many of my favorite authors. Talking with them personally encouraged me to revive my own love of storytelling, which had given way to other responsibilities after my teenage years. In 2018 I decided to give writing fiction a try, and it turns out I love it every bit as much as I imagined I would when I was a youngster.

I live in the Missouri Ozarks, and I’m president of my local chapter of American Christian Fiction Writers. In 2020 I was a Genesis contest finalist, and I semi-finaled again in 2021.

Most importantly, I’m a beloved daughter of the King of Kings. I seek to live an authentic life that reflects my need of Jesus and draws others to Him.

Why llamas?

Growing up, I had a lot of siblings but not a lot of pets. “What’s your favorite animal?” is a popular childhood question, and I never quite knew how to answer. It wasn’t until I was an adult that I began claiming the fun, furry llama as my favorite.

Fortunately for me, shortly thereafter llamas began increasing in popularity, and I’ve been given lots of llama-themed gifts over the years. My sister gave me a stuffed toy for Christmas in 2017, and he has become known as The Well-Read Llama, recognizable in his many bookstagram photos.

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