I was born in California and have lived throughout the U.S. Las Vegas is where I call home. I knew at an early age that I wanted to write. My vast writing tools were an old thrift-shop typewriter (yes using ribbons) and reams of paper, which I couldn't afford. Putting aside the fear of judgement and the insecure voice, which nagged at me that I couldn't do it, I said to myself, "So what." And I sat down and wrote my first book.