Books have always been a part of my life. One of my youngest memories is of my mother reading me the Laura Ingles series as I imagined I rode along with Laura in a wagon and on to a new life with my family. Books were an escape that allowed me to live a million lives I’d never have a chance to live, to learn a million lessons about life without having to make a million mistakes. One day, I realized I wanted books to be an even bigger part of my life. I wanted to create them myself and help others in their creation. After years of learning on my own, I spent two years studying the craft of writing at Spalding University to obtain my Master of Fine Arts degree, which helped me grow both as a writer and as an editor.