I was born and raised in Iowa and grew up running wild in the Midwest countryside. I am a true country girl at heart, having spent a lot of time outdoors and many summers working in the fields. I graduated from Iowa State University majoring in Design, and I am a die-hard Cyclone fan. I moved to Maryland after graduation and now reside in Pennsylvania with my husband and four children.
Someone asked me once why I wanted to write.
“Really what it comes down to is that I love to read. I love picking a book, looking at the cover, and reading the back. Opening it and diving right in. Getting lost in the pages, the characters, and the storyline. I love it when a plot sucks me right in, keeping me guessing or wanting to know what's going to happen next. Laughing and crying while reading, and yes I have done both. Stayed up way too late to finish it and was terrified to be alone while reading because the story draws me in so much. I wanted to do that. I wanted to create that. I wanted to give someone else that experience with my stories.”