I may live in a fantasy world a good deal of the time, but my reality is actually not so bad either. I reside in rural Ohio, USA with my husband, Stephen, two boys, Garren and Gabriel, and our Springer Spaniel, Oscar. We have also recently invited my mother to live with us and I am so happy to have her close to us again.
I hold a Master's degree in Teaching, and am a 4th grade teacher by day (and by night, and by weekend...) but writing fills a good bit of my time when I am not at school or running my boys to a marching band event or some other activity.
I lived in Minsk, Belarus when I was younger and taught English as a second language. Having even less aptitude for reading Russian than I had for speaking it, I took to looking up topics on my Encarta CD-ROM to read, since going to the library was not an option. My topics of study? The U.S. presidents and the kings and queens of England. I do believe this was the beginning of my love for English history, but I didn't realize my love for writing until many years later.
I write mostly historical fiction, and my favorite topics to write about are ancient and medieval European history, with a particular interest in the 16th century. I also love to travel, and you will find pictures of my trips scattered here and there throughout my website and on my other social media platforms. I have an unhealthy love for Mary Queen of Scots and you will find she is my number one topic of conversation whenever possible. You might even say I'm a little obsessed, I know my family thinks so.