I’m a mom, wife and writer living in Sacramento, CA.
My journey as a published author started when my daughter, Monica, placed the book Twilight in my hands and told me to read it. She loved it and thought I might, too. I was reluctant because it was a young adult book and I am a grown up, at least according to the calendar. But after watching the movie, I caved and read the entire series in a week. That started my craving for more young adult, urban fantasy series. I’ve read the Mortal Instruments series, the House of Night series, Evermore series, Evernight series, and many more. My favorite, though, was Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy series. I just loved Rose and her take-me-as-I-am attitude. When I finished book 4 and had to wait for the next installment, I found fanfiction.
I read through many wonderful stories about Rose and the rest of the gang and loved every second. Then I decided to write the VA story I really wanted to read. I had so much fun writing each chapter and reading all the wonderful reviews. I even met a dear friend through writing those stories and inspired her to write as well. I’ll always be grateful to the fanfiction community for encouraging me to write my own book. Fanfiction readers rock!!
So, between caring for my 3 children, ages ranging from 14 to 5; helping my retired mother; and managing a household, I write. And I write what I love to read most – young adult, urban fantasy.
If you’re visiting fanfiction.net and want to read my VA stories, my username is ruthless527. Just remember they are unedited and not perfect by any means. But they’re fun.