I was born in
and have spent most of my wee life in Houston, Texas. However,
I feel that I have grown up in Jacksonville, a rural east
Texas town. It was there amidst cows, red dirt, and spurts of
outdoor rain watching that I figured out who I am, what I
like, and what I want out of life. So after graduating from
the University of Houston, I promptly relocated to
Jacksonville. Here I live with my family, which includes 50
chickens, 6 cats, 1 wayward dog, and a number of stray
animals. In May 2008, I will successfully complete my Master
in Library Science and venture boldly into telling, and maybe
creating, stories for children in a library setting.
M.S. Candidate School of Library and Information Science
Graduate Academic Certificate in Youth Services in
Candidate Graduate Academic Certificate in Storytelling
University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences
Arts in Sociology with a minor in Anthropology
University of Houston, May 2006
It all began
as a young girl reading The Little House on the Prairie
series, mythology, and the Bible. I frequently visited
Jacksonville, Texas, where reading and aimless, yet
imaginative, walking make a romantic couple. High on history
and survival tales, I walked around a few pine acres, making
up stories for the birds to hear about what type of foods to
store and on how to capture Pan. Thus, it is no wonder that
today my preferred story genres are historical, rural,
creature, and Texan, all with a twist of mysticism.
am completing my last library science course, Advanced
Storytelling. I took Introduction to Storytelling a year ago.
Before these classes, I was no stranger to storytelling
because for over two years (2004 to 2006) I did story times at
the First Colony Branch of Fort Bend County Libraries.
There is nothing quite as exciting as living in the country.
Nature is exquisite and very entertaining. In fact, it is a
real storehouse for stories. I hope that whenever I am able to
purchase a house, it is far from anyone and I can have a whole
flock of hens attacking the earth for munchies. That way both
of our species can tell stories to the other and not receive