If ten years ago, anyone would have told me that I would be chasing two wild children, teaching 150 teenagers a quarter, and turning to writing as my drug of choice, I wouldn’t have been able to peel my astonished jaw off the floor.
Ten years ago, I was an avid runner, snowboarder and hiker. I liked my job but I didn’t dedicate every moment to it. I read every day (typically 2 completed books a week), spent time having lunch with girlfriends and planned out my social calendar weeks in advance.
Today, life is different. Being a busy parent and teacher means that my energy is spent helping kids-my own and those of my community. I wouldn’t change the last few years for the world, but the changes mean that without as much exercise, nature and girlfriend time, I have sought out other means of refueling my soul.
I wrote to journal through the post-partum months, organized the short stories that have been brewing all these years and composed hundreds of instructional documents to help my students. With this site, I would like to share my resources and my journey with you in hopes that you find some benefit from it.
I have two children’s books published now and several more in the publishing line up, including a series of Spanish-English books. As well, I released three nonfiction, instructional books and companion courses to support novice writers.
Writing has been a significant contributor to what little sanity I have at the end of the grading-tutoring-teaching-cooking-cleaning-playing-and toy managing day.
Join me in the journey of writing, reading and life balance by following this site.