I was born and raised in Kansas. I married my husband, Kevin, in 2011. We blended his three daughters, my son, and one dog to create our family. I was diagnosed with syringomyelia about three weeks after we married and it changed everything about our lives. Syringomyelia is a spinal cord disease that destroys your nervous system and whatever else steps in its way. I have had to learn how to live with chronic pain and not being able to work after having eight surgeries since my diagnosis. Music and antiques heal my soul while my love of writing heals my heart. I have written hundreds of poems, a few short stories, and have the first few chapters of my first novel written. I pour my heart into everything that I write and want to create feelings in those who read my work.