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.