Born in North Carolina to a military family, I traveled a lot growing up. The time we lived in Okinawa, Japan when I was around 7-10 years old has been the most influential on my life, as the introduction to Japanese culture came right before I seriously started drawing– and of course, led me down the path of the anime art style.
Around my middle school years, I got inspired by a female author only a few years older than I was who had published her first book and decided to start writing. Day, night, school, home– as long as I had paper and a writing utensil, I was creating. I spent 6 months of my life my freshman year in high school working on a very anime-esque fantasy novel that has been unearthed and I am debating on what to do with such a relic. It will probably require a gallon of red paint in lieu of a pen before it ever again sees the light of day.
Since my school days, I’ve shifted continuously between drawing and writing, and when my thirtieth birthday became too close for comfort, my mother gave me an ultimatum: publish something or pick a career. So, I figured I better get something released, and I just so happened to have an outline of a romance story I had jotted down a few weeks earlier sitting on my desk. A year later, A Plus B was published, and I started on the path of an independent creator.
Now I have several works from graphic novels to ebooks and zines published. I’ve also participated in art projects, comic anthologies, and art shows. As I look forward to the future, I’m excited about the next project on my agenda, and I hope you will join me through the journey.