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About me

Gender Female
Industry Publishing
Occupation writer, author, entrepreneur
Location Ventura, CA, United States
Introduction I am the author of two collections of short stories and my forthcoming first novel is represented by Foundry Literary + Media. I am currently a grad student pursuing my M.F.A. in Fiction Writing at Purdue University; I received my B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Southern California. My freelance credits include Family Circle, Writer's Digest, The Writer, Cicada, CO-ED, Justine, The Los Angeles Times, and eight "Chicken Soup for the Soul" books. Follow my journey as I build my writing career!
Favorite Movies Napoleon Dynamite, Serendipity, How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days, Finding Forrester, Some Like it Hot, Forest Gump, It's a Wonderful Life, When Harry Met Sally, Crash, While You Were Sleeping, Zoolander, Garden State, Shakespeare in Love, Dead Poets Society, Beauty and the Beast, Love Actually, Little Miss Sunshine, Stranger Than Fiction
Favorite Music James Taylor, Jack Johnson, Joshua Radin, Norah Jones, Shedaisy, Dashboard Confessional, Phantom Planet, Rooney, Keane, Rilo Kiley, Tyler Hilton, Yellowcard, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Dixie Chicks, Martina McBride, Jessica Andrews, The Wreckers, Fleetwood Mac, Avril Lavigne, Jimmy Eat World, Gavin deGraw, Jason Mraz, Death Cab for Cutie, John Mayer, Tristan Prettyman, Saving Jane, Fall Out Boy, The Fray, Panic at the Disco, Sister Hazel, Jubala, Plain White Ts, Taylor Swift, The Feeling
Favorite Books Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Great Gatsby, Of Mice and Men, Death of a Salesman, Raymond Carver's short stories, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Tuesdays With Morrie, Confessions of Max Tivoli, all the Harry Potters but especially 3 & 4, Durable Goods, Girl With a Pearl Earring, My Dog Skip, Memoirs of a Geisha, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Secret Life of Bees, Leaves of Grass, A Lesson Before Dying, Walden, Life's Journey According to Mister Rogers, Anne Sexton's poetry, The Kite Runner, Ender's Game, The Jane Austen Book Club, Fahrenheit 451