I have had many exciting life-building experiences that have shaped my personal outlook and writing
styles. I am proud to have been born and raised in Canton, Ohio. After graduating from McKinley High
School in 1994, I pursued a degree in Mass Communications, Philosophy, and Religion at Walsh
University. Upon buying a run-down, condemned farmhouse in Guernsey County where I spent two
years restoring it to its full Victorian glory.
I transferred to Muskingum College and finished a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in Speech
Communication and English. Later, I pursued and completed a Master of Arts and Teaching degree. I
currently teach in the winter and write during the summer months to finish a list of books and
characters that have been on my mind for some time.
I hope to teach, inspire creativity, and bring back conservative foundations for the betterment of families
and children. All of my books have underlying Christian values with strong themes of the triumph of
good over evil and right and wrong.
I am also a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
Why did I start writing?
I have always had a passion for writing. Writing changes lives, allows one to enter new worlds, and
allows the reader to experience new things through their mind's eye. Some of my most favorite authors
as a teen were Charles Dickens, Walter Farley, Rudyard Kipling, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien.
My Motto: Wish it, dream it, DO it! Dreams are just that unless you take action.
Whatever it is you want to accomplish in life, no matter how old or young you are, find out
what is needed to fulfill your dreams, set short- and long-term goals, and most
importantly, follow it through.
Morals and Values: I believe firmly in the Ultimate Good, Ultimate Truth, and to respect
one another. I believe in loving life and not taking a moment for granted, all while
supporting family and friends. Look around you, there are always things to be thankful for.
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|"When one door closes...another one opens. The same holds true for magical portals. And fairy peepholes. I should
know, I've been through them." - Alida Scheiderer