Great stories comfort my soul, bringing hope after a tough day and allowing a momentary escape from reality. As I child, I laughed with Wilbur and cried with Charlotte. I rode a motorcycle with Ralph and traveled a foreign land with the kings and queens of Narnia. During my teens, I battled loneliness with Davey and learned about sex with Vix and Cass (although the latter I stumbled upon before realizing Judy Blume wrote for adults). For me, there are few wonders of the world greater than a good story.
I love how writers filter an experience through their personal lens, creating something new and magical. I hope to someday share my experiences with the world. But for now, I'm a full-time school psychologist and occasional writer (when I'm not napping or reading or find some other way to procrastinate). In addition to the comfort of books, I find peace by cuddling with my cats, flirting with my husband, catching up with my family, and loving on a new baby.
Happy writing fellow Wrimos!
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- reading, writing, traveling
- Favorite noveling music:
- Florence + the Machine, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Andrew Skeet, James Newton Howard
- School Psychologist
- Favorite books or authors:
- Alice Hoffman, Ted Dekker, J. K. Rowling, Phillip Pullman, Maggie Stiefvater, Kim Harrison, the list goes on and on...