I am a quirky 30-something with a passion for writing, eating, drinking coffee, and taking care of three delightful (if sometimes annoying) feathery children - yes, I am the crazy bird lady. Born and raised in Southern California, I moved to Missouri circa 2008 (can we say culture shock?). I now work as a full-time barista at the local chain bookstore, write copy, attend Southern New Hampshire University online, and care for three feathery children. I like to travel (though I haven't gotten to do much lately, admittedly), read, write, listen to music, hike, cook (I have developed lots of food allergies so I've had to teach myself how to make my favorite dishes without things that make me yak), and experiment with coffee. I am a former arcaheology major, I have earned my BA in Creative Writing with an emphasis in fiction, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2016. I "specialize" in health, food, and informational copywriting.