After graduating from Vacaville High School and California State University Sacramento, I married and moved to Stockton, California where my family and I lived for several years. Throughout my life I've taught various grade levels, ranging from second grade to eighth. My interests include painting, sculpture, stained glass, and mosaic, but ghosts and the supernatural have always been a favorite topic. Not just for writing. When I’m not reading Stephen King books, I’m watching ghost-chasing shows on TV.
Although I have always enjoyed writing, it wasn't until I taught second grade that it became my main creative focus. I started with picture books, but soon, middle grade became my thing. If you enjoyed reading about Theresa, Kerry, and Joey in Ghosters, don’t worry. There are already two sequels in the works!
Since my mom is getting on in years, we don't get to travel as often. Our kids aren't delivering any grandkids for us, so we decided to get some pets. We used to have a dog and cat, but when they passed away we weren't up to the commitment. It took us more than ten years to get to that point.
Now, boy are we commited. Our beagle boy, JB, just turned one. Our little kitty girl, Arya will turn one in a couple of months. They share a very active relationship.
And now we bought a piano! For years we've talked about learning to play, but never had a good place for the piano. I got rid of a big old armchair and voila! Piano space. Now, we've taken 4 lessons each and are playing a few songs. I almost have Jingle Bells down. Our teacher brought me the sheet music for Somewhere Over the Rainbow. It's hard, but I'll get it some day.
YES, THEY DO SIT STILL FOR VERY NICE PICTURES. BUT THEY'RE EVEN MORE
INTERESTING WHEN THEY'RE MOVING.
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JB and Arya wrestling on the sofa:
JB and Arya: Choke-holds and cuddles.
JB with some broccoli:
This is my little kitty girl, Arya Stark Corbitt.
If you're familiar with Game of thrones, we named her that because of the character Arya Stark. That little girl is small but tough. She became an assassin at The House of Black and White. And if you ask JB, our little Arya might not be an assassin yet, but she's trying. She's small but deadly.