I am a writer of young adult fantasy. Whenever I think of a story idea or try to come up with a plot-line, no matter how 'normal' it may seem in the beginning, I always end up adding ghosts or witches, demons or zombies. Something paranormal finds its way into every story, one way or another. It's just who I am. I read Tarot Cards, love horror movies, and am entranced by a full moon.
Reading was another one of my favorite ways to escape into my own imagination. I loved reading books by authors like Christopher Pike, Lois Duncan, and Stephen King. Anything that made me just a little too scared to turn off the lights and go to sleep. Later, my love for horror and fantasy extended into movies and video games, too.
Eventually, video games led me to the greatest love of my life - my husband George. We met playing Everquest II, an MMO similar to World of Warcraft. At the time, I was teaching music in an elementary school. I didn't have much time or opportunity for writing, but I had big dreams of someday being able to write a novel. One of the great things about finding the love of your life is that you suddenly have all this support for what you want to do and be in life. George encouraged me to be a writer. He continues to encourage me every day, and he's always the first one to read everything I write.
My second YA novel, PANDEMIC, was another one I started for NaNo in 2009. I eventually finished that novel in 2010, but I knew it needed some work so I set it aside and wrote another novel. BEAUTIFUL DEMONS is my third novel and it will be my first published novel. It's about a girl named Harper who is kicked out of her sixth foster home and moved to the small town of Peachville, Georgia. There, she encounters a group of mysteriously beautiful cheerleaders. When Harper is framed for the murder of one of the PHS Demons cheerleaders, she is determined to find out what big secrets are being hidden in this small town. Follow Harper's journey in the first four books of the Peachville High Demons series, now available in ebook. Look for the 5th and final book in the series, DEMONS FOREVER, Fall 2011.