How did you know you wanted to be an author? When I learned that out of the 1.6 million prisoners in the United States that 1.2 million were former foster youth, I knew that I could no longer hide my story (a practice I accomplished over 20 years). It was time for REAL change no matter the cost.
What is your advice for aspiring authors? Write every day. Even for 5 minutes. Just write.
Do you have any writing rituals or practices?When I feel stuck, I have to get out in nature. This helps me reorganize my thoughts and ideas and gives me space to figure out what’s next.
What message to you want readers to remember?That we must all come together to solve this problem, or we will continue to have millions of children who have never known love, safety or stability.
How can fans get in contact with you?I pride myself on being accessible. You can reach me via all major social media channels, via my website or email. I want to change the conversation in the child welfare system, and you can’t do that hiding!