I was born in the suburbs of Chicago and lived there until I graduated high school. From there I went to Washington University in St. Louis, where I majored in biology – until that became a minor. Then, I majored in mathematics (statistics), and also added a minor in classics (Latin). I then went to the Medical School for a M.S. in Genetic Epidemiology.
During all that time at school, I met and married my husband. We moved to Virginia (outside of D.C.) after we finished grad school, and have lived in the area since then. For awhile I worked for the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration as a statistician of various sorts. However, we decided it was best if I stopped working and “stayed home with the kids.”
So, how did I end up as an author? Well, I started this blog… Actually, I’ve always had some stories piled up in my head and they started to need to come out. So, in all my “spare time” I try to work on them. So far, I’m partway through writing my first novel. I’ve also been writing some very short pieces (you can find them under Flash Fiction on the menu).
These days I live with my family (husband, 2 kids, 2 cats, and a dog) and try to fit my writing in around my various Mommy Duties. In my spare time (right, I have spare time) I enjoy reading – primarily science fiction, fantasy, and historical fiction.