I am an avid list-writer and thought a few lists might be a fun way for you to get to know more about me. Ready? Here goes …

Five Quick Facts:
  • I was a high school English teacher and yearbook advisor for eight years.
  • I kill green things – plants and trees beware!
  • I have a mild case of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
  • I am addicted to chocolate and the sun. (And I’m starting to have this thing for purses and shoes.)
  • I believe that all things fiction actually exist in some parallel universe. Seriously.
Musicians I Love:
  • Dave Matthews Band
  • John Mayer
  • Mumford and Sons
  • Adele
  • Indigo Girls
Movies I Love:
  • Cruel Intentions
  • Anything by John Hughes – think Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, National Lampoon’s Vacation . . .
  • 50 First Dates
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • The Princess Bride
Books I Love:
  • Twisted and Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (okay, okay, ANYTHING by LHA)
  • 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher and The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (okay, okay, ANYTHING by Gillian Flynn)
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • Wonder by RJ Palacio
TV Shows I Love:
  • Breaking Bad (holy, ohmygoodness, I LOVE this show!)
  • The Walking Dead (and Fear the Walking Dead)
  • Criminal Minds (more twisted perfection!)
  • Vampire Diaries (because, hello?, it’s awesome)
  • Orange is the New Black (just everything about this series)
Things I Despise:
  • Loud noise
  • Coffee
  • That unreliable part of unreliable people
  • Anyone not wearing a seatbelt in a moving car (this drives me crazy!)
  • Cold weather
Things I Love to Do:
  • Walk in the woods
  • Spend time in the sun (usually while reading or writing)
  • Hang out with my family
  • Do bookish things – read, write, brainstorm scenes
  • Go to concerts
When I was a Teenager I . . .
  • Worked at The Flying Pizza.
  • Had no cell phone (these were the days before cell phones, people). But I had my own phone line in my bedroom.
  • Didn’t have a car.
  • Went to a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert.
  • Wrote in my journal obsessively.