Q: First tell us something about yourself?
I am a nurse turned stay at home mom and homeschool teacher, due to the pandemic. I live in Southeast Texas with my husband and two sons; but I am originally from Louisiana.
Q: How and when did your journey start as a writer?
It all started while doing a homeschool art lesson with my son. We started out drawing a character, then decided to tell a story about the character. Before I knew it, I had written an entire book.
Q: When did you write your first story? Is it published or not?
I wrote my first story, Muzzy’s Search, last August during an Art lesson with my now 7 year old son. It was published in April of this year and officially launched in May.
Q: Tell us something more about your books?
My book teaches children that they should be kind to everyone because it’s not always the biggest or strongest person that could always end up changing a person’s life. Sometimes it may be the smallest person, maybe someone just like them, or maybe even them.
Q: Why do you choose kids as your reader ? is there any specific reason?
Literacy is very important and to be able to write a story that could capture the hearts and imagination of children is simply heartwarming to me. We learn so much through reading and also learn to tap into our innate creativity. Being able to imagine yourself in the place of a character is a treasure in itself.
Q: How did these stories and characters come to your mind?
Writing used to be a passion of mine but this homeschool journey with my son has really allowed me to tap back into my creative side. I feel as though as soon as I left the hustle and bustle of the healthcare system that I was really able to detach and become more creative. This is why I dedicated my book to my son because if it wasn’t for him and our homeschool journey together, I don’t think any of this would’ve been brought out of me.
Q: Do you want to leave any message for your readers?
A message for my readers would be, Literacy plays a role in our everyday lives and I believe it to be a way of connecting. If we can connect to others and learn to be respectful, it could take us a very long way. And for parents, we should strive to instill this message in children while they’re young!