Ages 9 - 14
My earliest writing memory is when my childhood best friend and I co-wrote a novel about a group of cats traveling the country together. I think we got about ten pages down before quitting, but the spark that started that book has stayed with me ever since. I wrote on and off throughout high school, but stopped in college except for classwork in my major, Human Nutrition. Fortunately, I picked writing back up again after I became a mom. Since then my writing has been featured in various magazines, blogs, and websites, but those early writing experiences are still among my fondest.
When my oldest child was just beginning to walk, I read an article about homeschooling in a parenting magazine. It sounded like a total blast, and I was determined to give it a try. Seventeen years later, we are still homeschooling strong, and it really is a blast. Not every day, of course, but enough days to make it one of the greatest joys in my life. I live in New England with my family, which includes one husband, four children, two dogs, two cats, three goats, and a bunch of chickens. Besides writing, I enjoy reading every chance I get, traveling, and being outdoors as much as possible. I am excited to be a part of Brave Writer and to have the opportunity to share my love of writing with kids of all ages.