Single female, late forties (I will be forty-eight this year). I don’t have any human kids but I have two fur-kids (dog and cat). I currently live in San Antonio, Texas though I dream of spending rest of life on the road in a converted shuttle-bus turned house-on-wheels.
I’ve been writing since I was ten years old and am now in the process of making that a reality. My first true writing love is fiction but I am working on three full-length non-fiction books (Breaking Radio Silence, Stand or Fall, and Behind the Story). Fiction-wise I’m working on shorter pieces along with a novel. And I will also be getting into travel writing in the near future, too.
I’ve always thought of myself as shy and awkward, and I am the one of the most physically-uncoordinated people you will ever meet. As a child, I was teased and bullied for being like this but luckily I had an overactive imagination along with books/movies/tv/music to retreat into. After I graduated high school, I really didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life other than write. Luckily I had the support of my parents and throughout my twenties I wrote in addition to being a full-time caregiver to my mother in her seven-year battle against cancer (she died in October 2002). In my thirties, I was my father’s primary caregiver (he died in June 2011) and I continued writing while working full-time in various call-centers.
In my forties, I finally got out of call-center hell and into gig work and for the last five years I’ve been an Uber driver (and am writing about that in my book ‘Uber Tales’). Now I’m pursuing my writing and creative endeavors at full-throttle and working to save up to buy my house-on-wheels and see as much of the world as I can.