In the second grade, I wrote a poem about the fall, an ode to candied apples, pumpkin spice, and jumping feet-first into leaf piles. My teacher made a fuss and honored the poem by writing my name in the school's big book of recognition. What she didn't know is she also instilled a desire inside me to become a writer. Long after my name faded from the book of recognition, I've written five books of my own, including my most recent, the Letters.
After earning a bachelor's degree in Communications from SFA, I began a career with one of the largest advertising firms in Austin, Texas. Over the next ten years I worked with local businesses, developing their advertising strategies to target their ideal clients. During this time,I spent three years as a corporate trainer, specializing in recruiting and development of new hires, and three years as a District Sales Manager. My first novel, Mystic Falls, came to life during this time as well.