I am a Young Adult writer as well as a college student.
As far back as I can remember I have always been an avid reader and writer. I have always frequented the library and was that kid who checked out 30 books at a time. My favorites were NANCY DREW and THE BABY-SITTERS CLUB. I began seriously writing in Middle School. I started by writing fanfiction, but stopped when I had too many of my own stories to tell. I completed my first novel back in High School, which I have since rewritten and continue to prep for attempted publication.