I grew up the oldest of three children in Big Rapids, a quaint college town in the lower peninsula of Michigan. In middle school I had an amazing English teacher, Sue Quilitzsch. She is the reason I write today. Recognizing my potential, she encouraged it by creating class assignments geared towards writing short stories. Sadly, she passed in June of 2015, but her legacy as an English teacher lives on in my writing.

At the age of 16, I moved to Green Bay, Wisconsin. During high school, I fell in love with old muscle cars while my writing continued to flourish. After graduating, I took 2 semesters of English classes before attending college to learn how to paint and restore classic cars.

The biggest supporter of my writing was my grandma who sadly died just weeks before I managed to finish my first novel “When Darkness Prevails”. Always willing to give me an honest, blunt opinion that came straight from the heart, she gave me constructive criticism and advice for the direction of my writing.

When I’m not writing, I enjoy working on and restoring my beloved second generation Camaro, Artemisia.