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I was born June 15th, 1991 – I didn’t grow up in a fancy house, my family isn’t rich, and I wasn’t an avid reader when I started writing either. I grew up in a small po-dunk town called Apache Junction, smack-dab in front of the Superstition Mountains, in what feels like the heart of Arizona. But, let’s face it, everything feels that way because its 120 degrees no matter where you go in this state, and it was movies that inspired me, and eventually the writing/reading came later.
I’m a Gemini, for those who believe in horoscopes and signs, I dye my hair black because its one of my favorite colors and 99% of my tattoos are all literature based. Yes, I love them, and I plan on getting more. I also have a Dalmatian named Lucy; I had to have her since 101 Dalmatians by Dodie Smith is one of my favorite novels, and she’s my favorite pup, and yes – I’m a writer, which means I’m somewhat of a recluse, which means by law I’m required to have a cat. (Just kidding – we adopted her.) Her name is Mickie, and she’s a good lap warmer.
I’ve been writing since I was about 10 or 11 years old, and my favorite genre is fantasy. And not necessarily the fantasy with a modern-twist type; I’m talking more Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, and Old Fairy Tale dragons, knights, wars, type of fantasy. Though I imagine I’ll try to break into other genre’s at some point, I want to write with what I love, and what I’m good at – it’s the easiest way to keep your passion going.
I’ve been married to my husband Jeff since March 8th 2015, even though we’ve been together since we were 15, and we just had our first baby girl (Saraloni Louise Wyman) May 29th, 2017. In some of my blog posts, I will write be an open diary to her, and any future children we may have – I hope to turn mine and her father’s story into a book someday as a guide to life when we’re gone, and they need us to turn back to. They said if you’re married to a writer, you never truly die. Pieces of you live on forever between the words you put together.
I still have a full-time job, I’m new to motherhood, trying to keep our house clean (which is practically impossible), I want to read to improve my craft, and I’m still trying to write a book at the same time. Hectic? I’m just as booked with activities as the next human being. Life isn’t supposed to be easy, and becoming an Author doesn’t happen overnight. All works are progress; they take grit, time, and energy you don’t have. I want it though, and I’ll keep at it until it happens.