I was born and raised in Texas and lived in California for several years before moving to Portland, Oregon.
I grew up in a small community that had no libraries or bookstores. There were no books in my home either, but once I learned to read, I fell in love with reading and read whatever I could get my hands on. I now write the stories I would have loved to read as a child, multicultural stories with characters that readers from all backgrounds can relate to.
I'm so glad that Portland has such a great library system and wonderful bookstores because a day rarely goes by that I don't spend part of it reading. Of course, I also try to write every single day, even it it's just a revision of what I wrote the day before.
Sadly, my little yoga buddy has crossed over the bridge. We really miss her.