I was born and raised in Lakewood, Colorado, which is in the Denver area. As a child, I loved playing with stuffed animals, and my friends and I enjoyed neighborhood games like Kick the Can and Green Ghost (which was a version of Hide and Seek as I remember). I loved animals--especially our black labrador. We named her Liberty because she was born in 1976. I have two older brothers who loved to torment their little sister. But we also had a lot of fun together.
I wrote my first book when I was in kindergarten. It's a three-page adventure story about a police helicopter which caught up with a criminal in a police chase. I had quite a sense of justice!
Many writers I know were avid readers as children. When I was young, I enjoyed reading, and I made lots of trips to the library with my mom. My parents were always avid readers and still are. But it wasn't until I was in high school and college that I learned to LOVE to read. And it was about that time when I started writing more as well.
I wrote my first poem when I was in fourth grade, and it's still hanging in my parents' basement. I shellacked it on put it on a wooden plaque.
In my free time, I like spending time with my family, walking my dog, hugging my cats, walking through the woods, doing puzzles, watching movies, reading lots of books, and most of all…writing, of course!
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