I’m a writer, mom, wife, pretend artist, and constant mover, jumping over continents like it’s hop scotch. Well. Not quite. But sometimes it feels like that. Really, it's just a fancy way of saying I'm an expat.
…Which is kind of funny because I was the 13 year old girl who struggled moving from a very small farming town of 1,200 to a city with a high school of 1,200 students. Since meeting my husband just after 9/11, I’ve lived on four continents, in five countries, mostly in bustling capital cities.
It’s a fun adventure and cities are great, but you can never take the small town out of the girl. Ever.
That doesn’t stop us from moving around, though, chasing pesky malaria-transmitting mosquitoes. Damn things. My mosquito hunting husband, superhero daughter, and I live in Myanmar. Not sure where that is? It borders Thailand, Laos, Bangladesh, India, and China. (You can check-out more about this fascinating country here.)
This is my crazy little family:
When I’m not doing mommy stuff like having play dates and helping out (kinda) with Girl Scouts, I write children's picture books and free verse poetry. I also have a go at mixed-media painting.
Random nuggets of info:
- I laugh until I snort. Then I snort more.
- I abhor bananas. And no. Abhor is not an exaggeration.
- Glitter makes me happy.
- My bones ache for the Pacific.
If you want to know more, check out this post.
Keeping in touch:
In the meantime, I’ll keep you arm chair travelers (or expats thinking of moving to Myanmar!) posted about riding elephants, white sand beaches, the monsoons, and visiting ancient empires with 200 pagodas.
I’ll also keep you updated on my writing adventures, querying agents, editing, finding retreats, and surely getting carpel tunnel one day from all the keyboard click-click-clicking!
Thanks for visiting us here!