About

 

I grew up in Alberta, Canada, near the Rocky Mountains, filling notebooks with starts of novels, and dreaming of being a published author. Then I followed the mountain range south to my current home in Utah Valley where I live with my husband, and fellow writer, Cody Clark. You may note the conspicuous absence of a pet from my author bio. I have enough bodily fluids to clean up with my three delightfully messy children, thank you very much.


I attended BYU, where I read piles of literature and experimented with words before finally graduating with a BA in French teaching and a minor in English teaching. The unsuspecting teens of Timpview High School were then the victims of my French instruction while I developed a lasting love of teenagers and young adult fiction. My experience as a professional photographer helps me glimpse the beauty in diverse people through my camera lens, and writing helps me share this insight with others.

Now I write young adult and middle grade fiction when I'm not changing diapers, shooting a wedding, packing lunches, or devouring a new book while snuggling a baby. 

And I still want to be a published author when I grow up. 

4 comments:

  1. Hi Mlle! I'm glad I found your blog. How exciting that you're writing YA fiction. I'm a self-diagnosed YA fiction addict, too. I'd love to read your manuscript or published novel when it comes out. Can't wait!

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  2. Wonderful, Rachel! So glad you found my blog. I'll definitely keep you in mind for a beta reader when I'm at that point with my next manuscript!

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  3. Hi Heather:
    I would love to send you a copy of Bree Despain's book that you won, but I need a mailing address. Please email me at kissthebook AT me DOT com

    Cindy - Kiss the Book

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  4. Great write-up! Writing is a talent, and it must not be wasted. As with everything that we had been entrusted, we should

    let it grow and share it with the world.> learner

    motivation

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