I am an IMG_4617aspiring author and I have written two manuscripts. I’m just starting down the tricky road of getting published.  Also, I’m a 7th and 8th grade English teacher in Michigan.  It is my twelfth year and I love my job. I have a BA in Secondary Education English and Communication and a Masters in English with an emphasis on teaching.

Obviously, I also love to read, hence choosing English as my subject area.  I can spend hours with a good book in a single sitting, but I have also felt the nagging itch to write a novel and become published myself. I feel I have it in me to eventually get published and I hope to one day see my work in the hands of an excited reader.


My constant companion is Dierks, my lovable Yorkie.  He’s always by my side to help me edit my work.


Other interests

Hiking, baking, testing out new microbrews, and heading off on new adventures with my fantastic friends.


Hiking at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore July 2015

Grinnell Lake at Glacier National Park July 2016

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