I have loved books for as long as I can remember. Some of my favorite childhood memories are of my parents reading to me. The lessons I learned from books helped to shape my view of the world.
Writing is fun because I get to create my own characters and their backstories. My favorite part of any narrative is getting to know the characters. I quickly become invested in their lives and let their growth and emotions become my own. In some respects, fictitious characters are as real to me as flesh and blood people. After reading a book or watching a movie, I like to think about what would have happened if different choices had been made and I imagine what will happen next in the characters’ lives.
Currently, I work as an elementary Spanish teacher. I have been working with children since I was in high school. To date, I have taught Spanish from the preschool through high school level and tutored college students. I also taught modeling and acting to elementary aged students for four years and worked as an assistant children’s librarian for just under a year.
I live in Central Pennsylvania. In my free time, I enjoy reading, writing, being outside, playing games with my friends and family, watching movies, singing, dancing, acting, and learning foreign languages.