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.
My writing is influenced by the experiences in my life, the people I've met, and the God I worship.