I live in Northern Virginia with my husband and our two boys.
I grew up in the Quad-Cities. This area is known for being right on the Mississippi River where it divides Illinois and Iowa and the river flows east to west.
I graduated from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL where I studied English-writing and Women’s Studies. I then studied towards an MFA in poetry at George Mason University for one year. Now I take care of my children and work on my poetry whenever I can.
I enjoy reading poetry and novels, spending time with my family and friends, and listening to good music.