As a child, I loved reading and writing. I spent my days coming up with stories and daydreaming characters and plots. I drew and painted lots of artwork for them, too. I never dreamed someday I would be an author!
I still spend lots of time writing my books, but I also teach writing to college students, helping them make their stories and writing stronger.
Other than writing, my favorite thing is music. I began studying the violin as a child and practiced a lot. I studied it in music school in college, and one day, I became a professional violinist, teaching violin and music to students of all ages and playing in orchestras around the world.
I live with my family and our three sleepy cats near Lake Michigan outside of Chicago. We love to read, watch movies together, travel, and play board games.