My life has been pretty ordinary until recently. I was born in New York City to Colombian immigrant parents. My upbringing was probably the best any child could have. I went to catholic school until college and grew up in an Italian neighborhood in Queens. My parents were very adventurous and loved to read and listen to all types of music which is probably where I get my creative side. They were also very much about my education which is why I majored in Child Development in college. My parents were the ones who taught me what it means to persevere and get ahead in life.
I delved into writing at the age of thirteen while going through the typical growing pains. I faced being bullied at school and found an outlet for coping with it, in writing. I started out with short stories and diaries filled with quotes and anecdotes, these notebooks have become my foundation storytelling.
I currently reside in Orlando, Florida and have a full time job working in Human Resources at a timeshare resort. When I first moved to Florida I had the opportunity to work in a book store which gave me access to all my favorite literature. I am grateful to have read so many books in my lifetime and the different genres such as romance, science fiction and horror. My favorite book of all time is Pride & Prejudice. My influences include authors such as Jane Austen, Stephanie Laurens, Judith McNaught, Janet Evanovich, and Laurell K. Hamilton to spice things up a bit.
I started travelling to break free of the monotony of work and during those travels I realized that what I wanted to do with my life was write. During these trips, stories started to flourish in my imagination. I think my greatest goal was accomplished earlier this year as I had finally completed a novel. Setting my mind to it I decided it was time for the world to get to know me.
So here I am...excited about starting a new journey in life...although my talent is constantly being tested it is all about having the strength to persevere!