Originally from Michigan, I have a degree in Wildlife Sciences and teaching certification in Elementary Education from rival universities. After teaching for fourteen years, I pursued a master's degree in Adult Learning with a specialization in Training and Performance Improvement. I have five published science fiction and fantasy novels, a serial published online, short stories in five anthologies, and a few self-published teacher resource books. When I’m not reading or writing, I spend time whistling with a crazy African Grey. I am currently working as an optician in Iowa and as an editor with PDMI Publishing and Barking Rain Press.