My Early Years
I was born and raised in central Louisiana. The oldest of five children I always yearned to be a teacher and forced my siblings to play school year round. Naturally, I graduated with a teaching degree in 1995 and earned my Master's degree in 2000. Five years later I earned my Education Specialist degree in early childhood education. After fifteen years in the classroom, I moved to the role of school counselor and I've never been happier. It's been twenty-five years since I stepped into my first classroom and even today I still get excited for the first day of school!
My Author Story
While serving as school counselor at an elementary school in northeast Texas, I frequently use children's books as therapy to help my students heal, learn, and grow. Ideas for my books come from the students I work with on a daily basis. My goal, as an author, is to touch the hearts of children, one story at a time.
My Happily Ever After
Happily married to a real-life cowboy (who is also my personal muse), I write my children's books on a beautiful 300-acre cattle ranch by the southern Oklahoma riverside. When I'm not Oklahoma-bound, I enjoy going on cruises. To date, I've taken over 10 of them (Jamaica, Bahamas, Key West, Cayman Islands, Mexico, Belize, and Honduras). Above all else, I love spending time with my wonderful family.