At nine years old, my goal was to go to college, become an astronaut, and the first woman on the moon. I'm a Navy brat and the youngest daughter of six children. I attended Northwest Missouri State University and now lives in Phoenix.
The inspiration for my novel came after a dream I had. I couldn’t get the dream out of my head so I figured I’d write it down, next thing I knew I had written the first three chapters of “Orion”. I gave the pages to my niece Stacy who at the time was in her last semester of her senior year in college and was soon to become an English teacher. I thought it was a good idea to have her read it and get her thoughts on my dream. She loved it! She loved it so much that she gave the pages to her professor, dean of the English department. Several days later my niece returned my pages to me explaining how wonderful my story line was and she just couldn’t help herself, she just had to have her professer read my work. Needless to say the professor wrote notes on my first three chapters, I felt like I was back in college and nervous to say the least. To my joy Stacy’s professor loved my work, commented that she’d wish I’d been her student, and couldn’t wait for me to become published.
It was with those few words of inspiration and support from my niece Stacy and her professor(dean of the English department) that really set the fire under my creative juices.
The following day I wrote nine more chapters of my novel. Before I knew it I had “Orion” written.
My words to my friends, family, and fans: “Never stop dreaming, believe in yourself, and follow your passion.”