My Journey

I get asked a lot about how I came to be where I'm am. Hopefully this post will answer all your questions.

In the fall of 2010, something was happening to me. I didn't know what, but I knew that it was unbearable and consumed me while at school and sometimes at home. This thing progressively became worse as the new year came in. I was missing school left and right. I couldn't sleep nor eat.

I would stay up until the wee hours of the night until I finally fell asleep from exhaustion. I discovered a technique that helped speed up that process.

Daydreaming.

Whenever I daydreamed, it was always about love. I'm a hopeless romantic and I would think about different scenarios of falling in love. There was this one story, though, that would not leave me alone. I thought about it constantly and the story kept growing and growing. I was dying to get this out of my head.

So I began to write.

I wrote and I wrote.

I learned that the thing I was experiencing was anxiety. I began therapy and other treatment for it. Even when I was sleeping better, I continued writing. The daydream stuck with me.

Long story short, Emily and Jake were created by this. They were the thing that would allow me to rest. They invaded my dreams and my life. They allowed me to escape reality and anxiety.

It took me a year to complete both Sweetness and I'm Yours, as I started writing the sequel half way through Sweetness. When I finished, I was curious about what someone else would think about this story that I obsessed with for a year and used as an escape for my anxiety.

I sent it to two of my friends and they loved it. They encouraged me to publish and I did.

The rest is history.