Author has written 14 stories for Sherlock, and Encanto.
I'm a 33 year old dork as of 2022 and happily married. I love, in no particular order: writing, reading, my husband, my kids, dogs (nothing against cats except I'm super allergic to them), Jesus, books, turtles, good food, learning things, and the color blue.
I used to run the library at an elementary school and sometimes I think I could live in one (a library - not an elementary school!).
I am a Christian, and I do my best to love God and love people. All people. I think that God can take even the crappiest, hardest, ugliest pieces of our lives and turn them into something beautiful and purposeful and good. But that's a process and it's okay to feel what you feel during that process.
I also think that although my stories feature romance and longing, restored - that our hearts will never be satisfied with human relationships, and that we need a relationship with Jesus to fill that empty spot in our soul. My stories are simply echoes of the satisfaction felt when the truest of all loves is returned - a mere shadow of God's love for us.
I'm a hopeless romantic. I'm an optimistic realist. I'm not surprised when bad things happen but I still have hope that those bad things can be transformed into something better.
I love kids. I have two amazing little girls.
I've lurked here for a while and decided to try my hand at it all.
Most of the time I reread my stuff and think WHAT WAS I THINKING?! But I leave it up here because it shows how far I've come and how much I've grown and isn't that nice, to see and know that you're constantly growing and learning?
Same username on Tumblr and AO3, though I'm not yet certain how often I'll be on either of those.
Books I've Loved (and would recommend to anyone):
1. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Steifvater (This is number one for a reason - please, please read this, and if you do, PM me so we can talk about it. Because I love it.)
2. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
3. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (I cried for two days after this one, I think...)
4. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
5. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
6. The Maze Runner trilogy by James Dashner
7. Princess Academy and Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale (Don't let the cheesy title dissuade you - it's a beautifully written story)
8. The Mysterious Benedict Society trilogy by Trenton Lee Stewart
9. Lily's Crossing by Patricia Reilly Giff
10. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
11. Matilda by Roald Dahl
12. Be the Bridge by Latasha Morrison
13. Belle Prater's Boy and The Search for Belle Prater by Ruth White
14. This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen (It's a children's picture book, but it's funny and fabulous. The 4th graders at my school turned it into a play. On their own time. It's that awesome.)
And of course there are many more awesome books in the world, too many to count. If you have any book recommendations, especially WWII historical fiction, or British period pieces, or quirky children's stories, I'd love to hear them. :)