I was born in East Texas, the oldest in a family of three children. At the age of 5 my family relocated to the Dallas/Fort Worth area where I would grow up a native Texan. And as a native Texan, I can promise you that everything really is bigger in Texas.
I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Trinity University in San Antonio and then attended the Rice University Publishing Program. Upon graduation, I moved to New York City where I worked as an editorial assistant for the Ballantine Publishing Group, now part of Random House. After a couple of years working in New York, I decided to move back to Texas. I got a job as a writer and editor with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram where I developed a luxury lifestyle magazine, Living with Panache, with a circulation of 80,000 high-income households. After I left the Star-Telegram, I took the job of Communications Director for the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), where I was responsible for producing the association’s magazine, newsletter, press releases and promotional publications. I also am a founding board member of an animal charity, The Lucy Fund, Inc.
I’ve been a fan of science fiction since I was a child, a kid who loved playing Star Wars with the other neighborhood children. If only there had been more women characters in the movie… I got tired of always having to play Princess Leia when who I really wanted to be was Han Solo. So it both honors and thrills me to be a part of Kymera Press. It’s the perfect place for a grown up little girl who still wants to be Han Solo.