Hi, everyone. I grew up here in Utah and have lived here all of my life other then brief months away. I started writing at a very young age and knew that is what I wanted to do. It was my passion and my drive. I didn't actually sit down to focus on my writing until my early twenties. Long after I'd already started a family. I went through ugly times as I saw the death of my father at fourteen and then my mother again two short years ago. After my mother past I knew I needed to pick up my pace or die trying to get a book out there like she had. I suppose like mother like daughter saying works here.
I have just recently finished my first novel and I am going over the proof copy before I bring it up live on several platforms for e-readers along with an order to print version. I have also been contacted by someone that would like to do the narrating for the audible version as well. I have been very fortunate to meet a lot of other writers that have shared their knowledge with me and have helped me throughout this long process.
As I finish up the last few stages of the first book in my series (DeWinter Series) I have already begun the work on the next. Raising three kids, two of which are teenagers while writing is proving to be a challenge. However, it is a challenge I love. Especially when they get into the writing with me. My teenage son contributed a chapter in the first book by telling me about a dream he had and when he found it in the book it has definitely kept him excited. My husband has been an amazing support system and has dealt with many grueling hours of what we call couch sessions. We analyze parts of the book and he gives me a sounding board to make sure it all flows smoothly.