I wrote, self-published and sold my first novel when I was seven years old. It was a mystery based on a play date I'd had and was created using an Apple Classic computer in my brother's bedroom. The only copy sold to my mother for 75 cents.
A few years later when I was 10, I wrote a column that was published in a local college's newspaper. So it was hardly a surprise when I joined the newspaper staff in high school and went to college on a journalism scholarship.
After working as editor in chief of BYU-Idaho's student-produced newspaper Scroll and interning with Bennett Communications in 2008, I graduated with a B.S. in Communication in April 2010. From there, I went straight to a second internship with LDS Church Magazines in Salt Lake City and worked there until I was offered a job as an SEO writer for Professional Marketing International in Lehi, Utah.
I became an exclusively freelance writer at the end of 2011 when my daughter, Lyla, was born. I went from working full time to working nap time, but my love for writing hasn't diminished since I was writing from home as a seven-year-old.