I was first published in my elementary school literary journal in the second grade. It was a story about a leprechaun dance and I never actually got a copy because I was out sick when it was distributed. The pull of having my name in print has never gone away, even when I had to read "Moby Dick" twice in college. I like to write about things that don't exist- werewolves, superheroes, evil scientists and men comfortable with their feelings. I live in northern Virginia where I blog about local sports, teach self defense classes and spend time with three awesome kids.