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In kindergarten I wanted to be a veterinarian and have a hundred cats and ten kids. Then I went to first grade and learned how to write. I've been a scribbler ever since. My passion these days is writing break your heart coming of age YA and New Adult romances. First love stories that will make you weep--Taken by Storm [Books 1-3] and Sing me to Sleep, a 2010 GoodReads Choice Nominee for YA Fiction and USA Best Books 2011 Winner for YA Fiction. I am currently collaborating on a musical stage adaptation of Sing me to Sleep.
My latest release is An Ocean atween Us, a passionate, coming-of-age love story like you've come to expect from me, set in a very different time and place. An Ocean atween Us is my masterpiece. I'm thrilled to finally bring it to readers. An Ocean atween Us is the first book in We, Glovers, a family saga inspired by my own heritage, that moves from generation to generation via intense, coming-of-age journeys.
I write poetry for younger readers and love to engage them in workshops. Join in the fun online at What's The Opposite of Chewbacca. I've just finished a middle-grade boy sci-fi adventure, The Order of the Flick.
I grew up on the wheat farm in Eastern Washington where Taken by Storm is set. I have an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a BA in English from Brigham Young University. I'm a NAUI advanced Nitrox certified scuba diver.
My hubby and I have four kids (mostly grown up), two wonderful daughter-in-laws, an amazing son-in-law, and the cutest, best, smartest grandkids in the world. No cats--unless you include the bobcat that likes to hang out on the veranda. We divide our time between the alp-lined banks of Lake Geneva and the Arizona's Sonoran desert.
I enjoy speaking to writers and readers of all ages about my craft. I am a member of SCBWI, ANWA, and LDStorymakers. I blog about my writing life, including tips for writers, at Angela Morrison's liv2writ, and celebrate all things Michael and Leesie at Cayman Summer.
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