I used to annoy people when I was a little kid because I always asked “why” all the time. I’ve always been curious and wanted to understand the world around me. I grew up in the mountains and deserts of Utah. I attended Brigham Young University and double majored in Latin and History teaching, which satisfied my curious nature. While there I participated in the SFF club called Quark. I met both my husband and some of my best life-long friends in the writer’s group there. The semester before I got married I studied abroad through the Kennedy Center at BYU where I worked on a archeological dig in a small town in southern Italy around Naples.
I graduated the same year as The Great recession of 2008, which meant that the job market was not friendly to either my husband or I. We left Utah and moved to Texas to find better opportunities. I was finally hired as a teacher in Houston, Texas. Where I taught Latin level I-AP. While my husband was out of work during that time, I encouraged him to write and I helped him launch seven indie titles. The most popular of which was Wolfhound, a military sci-fi story about a young Ensign named Jacob Hull.
We decided to move to southeastern PA in order to be closer to family. While here we had a son born with Cystic Fibrosis. When he was born he needed surgery to fix a meconium illius and spent a couple months in the NICU of CHOP, one of the best children hospitals in the United States, if not the world. we love the quality of health care avaliable for our son here. Not to mention that the area has been full of enough museums and adventures to satisfy my curious nature for the past decade.
Throughout my life, I’ve always written. I can’t remember a time I’ve not written and I’ve never stopped writing. I wrote through the Great Recession. I wrote through nursing my first child. I wrote through my grief when my son was diagnoised with a chronic illness at birth. I’m a three-time finalist in the Mormon lit blitz. I maintained a book review blog, Gamila’s Review, for five years. I’ve written guest posts for the Association of Mormon Letters and the By Common Consent blog. I’ve indie-published three novelettes, three picture books, several short stories, and most recently a Fantasy novel Rogue of Taurus. I hope you enjoy reading my writing.
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