A little about me …
In the world of I, there is a whole lot of me. Hopefully this self-serving page doesn’t give the wrong impression. Though I’m not a big-wig or a superstar, writing is my passion. And so I share.
I love to write. Whether it’s music or stories, I’ve never been bored because my brain is always working a mile a minute. There is so little time to get everything done! If only I could write as fast as I think.
I am a music educator who has worked a million jobs in the past and continues to run a muck in the present. I’ve done just about every volunteer job you can think of, from running a food drive to a formal banquet and theatrical show. But more than anything, I love being a mom. There are times when you want to pull your hair out, yet nothing compares to the absolute unity of a family. Though I might search the world over, my favorite people will always be the ones with whom I have shared a roof, past or present. Kids are loyal and strong. If only I could learn to be a kid again.
My Favorite Things:
There’s no way to narrow this down. I love classical music — obviously. To put it more plainly, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 makes me go weak in the knees, as do Puccini’s operas. But, unlike many classical musicians, I also love pop and rock. Go Elton John — Aida was the best! And yes, as you may have heard, I am a Superman fan. Who wouldn’t want to be a super hero? From Star Trek to Jane Austen … there’s such a wide variety of fantastic in the world and I can’t help but appreciate it all.
My first novel, Class Collision: Fall From Grace was published in September, 2010 by Outskirts Press. In June of 2011 it was republished by Mandolin Publishing. The sequel, Class Collision: Phoenix Rising was also published by Mandolin Publishing in June 2011. The Forgotten Queen was published a few years later, as were my Music Theory Worksheets book. If you’d like to read what bloggers have said about my books click HERE.
I’ve written two full-length musical plays which were performed in Boise, Idaho in 2003 and 2006. I have also written a number of unpublished stories and novels.
My novel, Class Collision: Fall From Grace, received the Gold award from Readers Favorite Book Awards in the YAComing of Age category. The Forgotten Queen received a silver award.
I have a bachelor’s degree in music from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. I also spent a few additional years studying music composition at Boise State. You may have heard of our football team. Go Broncos! I also have a master’s degree in Music Education from Boston University.