My love affair with science fiction and astronomy began in the fourth grade with an entry on black holes in an old encyclopedia. I spent hours thinking about the implications of space-time, the bending of light, and singularities. Around the same time I read A wrinkle In Time by Madeline L’Engle, and the passion for space and science fiction permanently took hold. I spent most of my youth engulfed in fantastical worlds that shaped and guided me throughout my life. I followed my passions: I graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in Physics. As a volunteer for the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum, I was given the freedom to script my own versions of the various planetarium presentations. During my time at SBHM, I also developed, wrote, and presented my own children’s planetarium show. I continued my education in writing and film. I wrote and directed three student films. My short film, “The Package,” was a 2008 Isla Vista Digital Film Festival selection. I am also a reader for Clarkesworld Magazine and Editor-in-Chief for The Riding Light Review. I’m currently working on my first novel and graphic novel. I reside in Santa Barbara with my daughter and grandson. For more information on who I am and my journey as a writer, please visit my Author's Bio page.