Green Eggs and Ham--no lie. It was the first book I read, and it sparked my imagination. I knew I wanted to do that for other people.

My stories are inspired by real-life experiences. I have a background in early childhood education and many years of experience working with children in the classroom and as a caregiver. Because all of my stories have an educational moral, a have a lot of material to cover. For instance, Dinosaur Adventure: A Field Trip to

When I had my son in 2010, he had severe reflux. For those parents with reflux babies, they know it is a very traumatic and worrisome time. My son's reflux was so severe, we could not place him on his back or set him down or we could have lost him. So, we held him

I think inspiration is the wrong word, because it implies that the desire to write comes from outside the writer, when in fact, it comes from within. Writing needs to be not something which one does out of necessity, or out of some need for monetary gain, but because the artist has this fuel within

When I was younger I was involved with gangs and a criminal lifestyle. When I received 37 years to life for 2nd degree murder I wanted to write a book to help prevent people from following in my footsteps.

I needed a passion to replace racing. I had written magazine articles in the past and wanted to try and capture in words an era of racing and people I enjoy.

I think at its most basic it comes down to a desire to entertain. Telling stories, making stuff up and creating worlds for my characters, is a way of doing this that doesn't require me to stand up in front of other people and perform (which I've also done a fair bit of).

I’d like to say I’ve always been a writer. As a child, I would create entire stories in my mind while swimming in our pool. I’d act them out. In my teenage years, I wrote poetry and short stories, and by the time I was thirty, I decided to sit down and write my first

My adolescent years were lonely, and I felt utterly bored with the world. I didn’t like to deal with drama the other girls my age did. I just wanted to feel something special and unique about life that I could share with others. I wanted to help others open their minds to see the world