I live in West Virginia with my husband and
two, three, now four kids! I’ve been writing since 2010, when I first discovered the awesome idea that is NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and completed the November challenge with my older sister. I’ve completed 10+ novels now, and not looking back!
I grew up in Texas and went to a small university in East Texas, less than an hour from Louisianna. Then it was Los Angeles for almost twenty years, and now I’m learning about living in the Appalachians!
What am I passionate about?
– Reading and writing, obviously! I like space opera, romance, fantasy, Christian fiction, and almost all young adult fiction. I’m a Christian, and I believe all good stories ultimately reveal truth. They may not say the name of God, but all true things and stories (even when they’re fictional) resonate on a deeper level when they point to Him.
– Autism & Dyslexia. I homeschooled my four kids for over a decade, and I’ve learned a lot about these. Dyslexia is an incredibly common problem, but I knew next to nothing about it. That has sure changed. For those of you wondering– All About Reading is my best friend! It’s cheaper than some of the more complex systems like Barton, but it has the multi-sensory approach and open-and-go teacher book. I used it with my non-dyslexic kiddos too, and it was still great.
– In-N-Out Burger – I’ve succumbed–now they need to make it to West Virginia!
What am I working on next?
I keep trying to pick a genre, but finally decided that I can’t! I love both historical romance and science fiction/fantasy. Now my goal is to learn to write/edit/publish on a more efficient timeline so that I can do both. I just finished a historical fantasy set in Constantinople at the time of the Fourth Crusade and now I’m working on a Persuasion/Pride & Prejudice combo.
Thanks for stopping by!
Corrie!!! This is your Aunt Donna!!! Where do I start? I have to hurry and catch up. I had no idea you were so prolific and I want to jump right in even though I’m 10 years late! HELP!
Lol, hello Aunt Donna!! Thank you so much! What kind of books do you like to read? If you’ve ever been into Jane Austen and Pride & Prejudice- then you should start with A Lively Companion! (Actually my mom has these, so if you ever see her you could ask to borrow them!) Or if you have ever gotten into science fiction, you might like my Alien Cadet stories. The Rise and Fall of Jane is a romance that’s a little supernatural and weird, but has the most Christian themes… Either way, thanks so much for coming to check out my books and website!