I’ve been critter-crazy since birth, and I wrote my first “novel” (27 whole pages!) when I was in third grade. It’s not surprising that I’ve spent the rest of my life pursuing, and frequently combining, those two passions.

  • In 2003, KPCT (then Sunshine Books) published my nonfiction dog training book, Click for Joy! Questions and Answers from Clicker Trainers and Their Dogs. Click for Joy! won the “Best Training and Behavior Book” award from the Dog Writers of America that year.
  • In the mid-2000s, I focused my pleasure writing on screenplays. My first screenplay won a small contest and was optioned but not produced. My second screenplay was a semifinalist for a Nicholl Fellowship in 2008.
  • The story in that second screenplay grabbed hold of me, and I wanted to explore it further. I began a novel based on it, but set it aside before finishing it. Then in 2019, I pulled that novel out again. As of August 2020, I am prepping it for querying later this summer!
  • My latest passion is narrating audio books! I’m taking voice acting classes and hope to pursue this professionally.

I’m passionate about the writing craft, and I spend much of my free time on the internet answering questions about writing and publishing. You can find me hanging out on the Writers Helping Writers group on Facebook.

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