Books

In addition to being a teacher and illustrator, I am also an author. I wrote Ashes on Jade in the science-fantasy anthology The World of Juno published by Space Wizard Science Fantasy.

I am also currently working on publishing my adult fantasy Name of the King, a political intrigue fantasy that focuses on the hardship of loyalty and family in a world where mythical creatures are given a voice. You can find out more about it at the World of Elturas.

The narrow image is split in two, with a young brunette woman with pale skin, red vest, and white shirt facing to the left and a black unicorn facing to the right. On the woman's side, the city is a Mediterranean-like haven, while on the unicorn's side, the city burns under a sickly yellow sky.

For me, writing is much like drawing. It is a medium through which I can finally tell all of these stories that are bursting through my mind. From a young age, I have been obsessed with fantasy. Some of the earliest memories I have is of begging my mother over and over again to rent The Last Unicorn. It didn’t matter how many times I watched it, I needed to adventure into those lands again.

Nowadays, I stock a nine shelf library in my house, shoved full of fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, non-fiction, and more. I’ll read any way I can, from a physical book that I bought or picked up from a Little Free Library or a library book from my local branch or Libby. I am a vivacious reader who hopes that one day her own words will touch some distant person.

“If you take a book with you on a journey,” Mo had said when he put the first one in her box, “an odd thing happens: The book begins collecting your memories. And forever after you have only to open that book to be back where you first read it. It will all come into your mind with the very first words: the sights you saw in that place, what it smelled like, the ice cream you ate while you were reading it… yes, books are like flypaper—memories cling to the printed page better than anything else.”

~ Cornelia Funke, Inkheart