It has been my childhood dream to finish a story I started to write. I have a cabinet full of binders and ideas for stories, all of which are either planned and/or partially written. I have never completed a single book, not to mention a series. This has been due to time constraints, as I have been quite a busy high school and college student the past 9 years of my life. However, now I have finally (between my Summer and Christmas breaks) been able to finish writing my first story, and I am working to make my dream of being a published author come true. I do not hope to be published for money or fame, but because I humbly hope that my story might be as exciting for someone else as it was for me to write. I do not claim that you will love my story, but I appreciate any time you take or money you spend to read it. Always feel welcome to give me feedback! If my story could inspire or help even one person to find more meaning in and love life and seek their own dream, then I will be honored.
As for me, I am a 23 year old lady who is aspiring to be a math and science middle childhood teacher. I will be finding a job within the year, as I transition and graduate. I owe the spark for my love of teaching and writing to Mrs. Lehman, my 7th Grade English Teacher. She saw in me what I had only hoped for and always encouraged me to keep trying and keep writing. I hope to inspire my future students as she did me. I have earned the nickname “Turtle” because I am meticulous, and therefore, somewhat slow in nearly everything I do; my motto has become “slow and steady wins the race.” I have taken the name to heart, and turtles have also become a sort of trademark for me. I also have a great love for horses. Although I have never owned one, or even been able to learn how to ride, I have always found them to be strong, powerful, bold, and majestic. If I need a break from school, I hang with friends and family and frequent the movies or watch them at home, try cooking new recipes, watch Downton Abbey, HGTV, TLC, or USA, cheer on my favorite athletes and teams with my brother (Vamos Rafa! Buckeyes and The Fighting Irish!), and/or write, of course!
I am also a Catholic Christian, which I hope permeates my life and writing. I hope that everyone can come to know the love of Jesus and the truth of grace, salvation, and repentance. In my stories, I try to concentrate on hope, faith, and love, the basic tenets that I believe all people can believe in and fight for, especially when the world today may offer us false consolation. Even if you are not a believer, I hope that these aspects will be encouraging for you and that you will be able to relate and live vicariously through my characters, as I delve into their struggles, triumphs, and inner workings.
Currently, I am busy with classes, teaching, and job searching, so I am limited in my time to continue writing, but I look forward to completing and publishing my series over the next few years. At least book 2, Ascension, is started! Three chapters down. Many more to go. And Descension is on the way. Please be patient as I complete the final touches to make it the best it can be for you!
Blessings, Peace, and Prayers, now and always! Godward!