"I took the road less traveled and it has made all the difference." My parents took me to the public library when I was two and signed me up for a card. I've been lost in a world of books ever since. We had a house full of books and we owned a bookstore. Fast forward to the present day and I am still in love with books, married to a man who loves books, am the mother of a book-loving family, and have dogs who want to eat books. We have thousands of them in wall to wall bookshelves in all rooms of our two story home. With the love of books and reading comes a love for writing. I have sold some writing and I do quite a bit of writing as a travel researcher and a graduate student (yes, I have gone back to college in my middle age) but I want to write novels, nonfiction, plays, screenplays, and fiction and nonfiction for kids. I love travel, animals (we are long time animal rescuers including farm animals), being a vegan, gardening, being a wife and mom, art, and much more. I look forward to meeting other authors and encouraging them. I am active on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads where I have made friends with quite a few authors, including bestselling ones as well as those starting out.