What’s life without a little adventure?

 Photo by Kayli Ahuja

Photo by Kayli Ahuja

I didn't always love reading.  In fact, I was one of the last kids in my first grade class to learn to read and write.  It wasn't until I really connecting reading with stories and adventure when I was about eight that I started to love reading - I think that's why I made Jade eight-years-old when she first discovers the world of Avalon.  Since then, I have been on so many adventures both through the pages of books and in real life.

I graduated from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL in 2014 with a degree in English and Secondary Education.  From there, I went straight into teaching.  I've been teaching English and Literature at a local high school for three years now, and I also direct the school plays.  I continue to teach full time during the school year, which in itself is its own adventure.

 Photo by Kayli Ahuja

Photo by Kayli Ahuja

I have many hobbies that I do when I'm not working or writing including gardening, sewing, and traveling.