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I was born in Blacksburg, a once sleepy college town in the mountains of Southwest Virginia. I grew up thinking I wanted to be a veterinarian; organic chemistry had other ideas. But I always had stories in my head. Eventually, after a few degrees and few cool jobs—including a 10-year stint at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center—I wrote some of those stories down.

Need a slightly more serious bio?

Check out my Amazon Author Central page.

And, if you want to know a little about the teen me, read my letter to my 17-year-old self on DEAR TEEN ME.


Taking pictures on the LC39B, one of the two Shuttle launch pads



Oh, and if you want to know more about the dog, check out our COFFEE WITH A CANINE post.


Bridget (2001-2014)


By the way, there’s a new black dog in town.  Meet Hubble!


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Hubble age 3 months (July 2016)

Now Hubble is all grown up!

Hubble May 2017

Hubble age 1 year (May 2017)