I was born and raised in the great state of Texas, where everything really IS bigger and the people are super friendly. I spend most of my time these days oscillating between being completely obsessed with reading and watching everything from KDramas (Korean Dramas) to crime shows. I also enjoy writing down the fantastic tales rumbling around in my head.
As a day gig, I work in training and development for a major medical system in Houston, which is kind of strange since I'm a borderline introvert (I like to say that I'm an introverted extrovert). Somehow I spend every Friday orienting 100+ new hires to the system. I also get to work with developing leaders as well, which is all sorts of awesome.
My first venture into writing happened while in New York City. I was in grad school and surrounded by an amazing circle of creative people of color and it dawned on me that someone had to write all of those wonderful books I loved to spend hours upon hours reading. So I gave it try. My first short story had some good bones, but will riddled with errors. I kept at it, and eventually published my first YA novel, Cursed, with Evernight Teen.
I hope to keep making up stories in the future.
If you want to ask me a question, feel free to email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or just comment on one of the blog posts.
I'd love to chat with you all!!!