Ever since I was a kid, I've enjoyed writing plays, stories, and novels. I majored in theater in college, but once I was out in the "real world" and performing with various comedy groups in Minneapolis, I discovered my passion was more for writing sketch comedy than for performing it. Of course, there's no money in that, so I went into teaching, thinking I could always be creative, and focus on what I love: the arts, books, and reading.
But I still felt the need for a creative outlet. So, I started writing novels. Not long after, Amazon invented the Kindle, which totally leveled the playing field as far as self-publishing goes. My first couple of novels, in addition to placing well in writing competitions, sold thousands of digital copies.
Then, Amazon created "Kindle Scout" - a competition where both readers and editors select books to be published. My novel, "The Standout" was selected, and for the first time I wasn't self-published, but published by Kindle Press.
Yet, it's been tough selling books. Three years ago I decided to go the traditional route, and found an agent, signing with Lotus Lane Literary Agency. My agent has been working hard, trying find a publisher for my novel, "First Daughters," which was inspired by the friendship between Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton.
In the meantime, I've been working on a new novel, set in a high school much like the one where I teach.
When I'm not writing or teaching, I like to read, or go running and listen to audio books.
Click here to see my Amazon author page and to read more about my published novels.