I am a writer. But more importantly, I’m a mom, which is the best thing I could have ever hoped for in my life. I have three kids who amaze me every day with their little quips of humor and intelligence. I can’t really applaud myself for how great they are, though, since I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing when it comes to mothering children. But the fact that they’re turning out so great and I’m the one that hangs out with them all day makes me feel pretty good about myself.
I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah where I was spoiled to have the huge Wasatch mountains in my backyard. I graduated from the University of Utah with a major in English Literature but that’s boring. The exciting part was when I met and fell in love with the boy of my dreams. It didn’t take us long to figure out that life could never be as good apart as it was together so we got married and have been living happily ever after ever since.
One of my favorite things about myself is that I’m a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (aka Mormons) and I am extremely happy to be so. I truly don’t know where I’d be without my faith and even though I have a lot of characteristics that don’t necessarily have anything to do with the church you should know that everything I am and everything I do in life is for and because of its truths.
So there you have it. I’m a wife, mother, writer and a Mormon. While my husband works his brains out I take care of our kids and conjure up storylines and characters and romantic turns of events. And someday, if we’re lucky, we’ll be as happy as we are now.
This or That
TV or Movies? Movies
Black or White? Black
Night owl, or early bird? Night owl
Print or Ebook? Print
Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate
Regular or Diet? Regular
Horror or Romance? Romance
Action or Drama? Drama
Pizza or Pasta? Pizza
Summer or Winter? Winter
City or Country? Country
Spontaneity or Planning Ahead? Planning Ahead
Beach or Pool? Beach
Shoes or Sandals? Sandals
Cats or Dogs? Dogs
Cause or Effect? Cause
Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
Truth or Dare? Truth
Text or Talk? Talk
Ten tunes you have on your Ipod
- Don’t Wait – Dashboard Confessionals
- The Sweater Song – Weezer
- Boys ‘Round Here – Blake Shelton
- Royals – Lorde
- Say Something – A Great Big World
- Yellow – Coldplay
- Cannonball – Oasis
- Just a Dream – Nelly
- Heartbeat – The Fray
- Fireflies – Owl City
Pieces of advice you would tell the “teen”you
- Stop thinking you’re fat.
- Crushes are so lame. Just be friends with everyone.
- Study so much harder.
- You can be anything you want to be.
- Don’t be afraid to talk to the school counselor. He/She can answer so many of those questions about your future.
- Save more money.
- Please stop wasting your time and tears on guys that don’t deserve you.
- Hang out with your family more.
- Ask the kid that never gets asked to go to a dance with you.
- Being tall is a good thing.
“Things change. People change. Jess and I weren’t above it.”
Gemma’s first year of high school isn’t starting out the way she hoped. Jess is back from California and before she can memorize her class schedule their summer romance comes to a screeching halt. To add to her misery the gorgeous new girl in school also has eyes for Jess and despite Gemma’s unfailing attempts to win him back she keeps finding herself alone.
But when a late night car crash lands her a three month grounding and twenty hours of community service she discovers that there’s more to life than just romance and boyfriends.
Unpredictable and heart wrenching, Second to No One is the perfect continuation to the magical beginning of the Gemma and Jess romance.