I started writing creatively in third grade – not at all a coincidence that I discovered a love for books at the same time. Since then I’ve been having an affair with literature. Writing allows me to share how I see and experience the world. It’s beautiful and I want you to feel the tingles I feel when I taste a warm cup of coffee, when I watch the sunrise over the Willamette River, when I breathe in the musk of a used books store.

I’m a hopeless romantic like that.