I grew up in California and have lived everywhere from the deserts of Utah to the tropical beaches of Hawaii to the gorgeous forests of the east coast. The oldest of five children, I am generally an organized mess with crazy eclectic tastes. I have a B.S. in History, a M.A. in English, an insatiable love of books, and more weird quirks than I’d like to admit.
I’m a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl who secretly wishes I could run around town in a big, poofy dress from the 1600s and hopes to someday be able to get away with crazy stuff like that by chalking it up to my eccentric writer personality. I’m addicted to chocolate and goldfish crackers and occasionally write by hand just so I can hear the scratchy sound of my favorite gel pen on a sheet of paper.
My non-writing hobbies include playing piano, cross-stitching (well, it’s been awhile…I’ve been meaning to take that up again), and decorating cakes. Mostly though, if I’m not editing, reading, or chasing my kids around, I can usually be found in a quiet corner (assuming school is in session occupying my little angels) working on my next book.
In addition to my hubs and two awesome kids, I also have two amazing stepkids and three beyond-adorable grandbabies. I currently reside in Pennsylvania with my husband and two kidlets, an insanely hyper dog, and three very spoiled cats. I also write the occasional educational non-fiction, and contemporary romance as Kira Archer.
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