I've been reading mysteries for almost as long as I can remember, so it seemed natural to want to write mysteries.
Growing up, I read almost exclusively Nancy Drew. In my adult life, I've blossomed into the more adult books, and would count the likes of Diane Mott Davidson, Nora Roberts, and Janet Evanovich among my biggest influences to write the kind of stories that I write.
Currently, I am editing my first novel entitled Homebody, and will be submitting to agents shortly. It's an amateur detective story, happening in present day Kansas City.