I started writing stories in third grade.
By middle school, I’d moved on to poems. This one, written in sixth grade (and submitted for an English assignment because why waste a good thing?), was read years later by my homeroom teacher during a high school commencement speech.
When I was asked to write an essay for the Harbrace College Handbook my senior year of college, I toyed with the idea of writing full-time.
Somehow, life got in the way (as it often does) and I instead embarked on a business career that culminated in obtaining an MBA at Columbia Business School. While at CBS, I took a class called “Creativity and Personal Mastery” and was assigned the task of identifying my ideal career.
Writing, of course!
Armed with this knowledge, I eagerly traded my business card for a library card. I now live in Ontario with my husband, two precocious daughters, two black cats, one adorable dog, and write stories for middle grade readers.