• I have been writing fiction for my own enjoyment since I was a child, and have always dreamed of being a children’s book author. I am a member of two critique groups and Julie Hedlund’s 12×12 picture book challenge, Gold Level. I was selected as runner up for Denise Vega’s Believe Scholarship in 2018, and as a mentee by Anika Denise’s through the #PBChat mentorship in 2019.