I was born in Mesquite, TX, grew up in Humble, TX, and currently live in Westcliffe, CO on a 37 acre ranch in the mountains. I live with my husband, two teenage daughters, 3 cats, 2 dogs, 2 parakeets and 2 iguanas. Needless to say I love all living things! I spend my quiet time painting, reading and writing. For the last 10 years I have been a mental health advocate, starting up two bipolar support groups and page called BipolarRUs on Facebook. It has saved many lives as well as continues to be a viable bipolar support tool for people all over the world. My love of writing and reading started as soon as I learned how to read and has flourished into a need. I started writing small books and poems independently around the age of 8, under the encouragement of a teacher whom I will for ever be thankful for. Writing became my way of dealing with the death of my mother when I was five and years of family toxicity. I won a few prizes in school and entries in school magazines. My most prized published work was a poem published in The High School Writer when I was in the 7th grade. For the last 13 years I have focused on my children, putting my career and interests on hold in order to offer them the best and most attentive childhood I could, although struggling with bipolar episodes as well. My dream has always been to write a book before I die. My best friend and co-author of my first book encouraged me to wait no longer and we began to write our first fiction story together. New story ideas are always flooding my mind (usually when I am driving), yet most dissapear before I can get them down on paper! I hope to spend the rest of my life providing the world with stories of all genres up until the day I die.