My dream from age five was to be a wife & mother, as well as a writer, when I grew up. My ambition from age seven was to make it out of East Los Angeles, which wasn't as hard to do as I thought. In my 20's I did some "growing up" in Tustin, Santa Ana, and Irvine, CA., eventually going on to live in California's Coachella Valley. It was there that I got married and started a family like I had always dreamed. I met my husband in 1990, and we were married in 1991. Our babies came very early in our marriage and have filled us with joy ever since. I've been married to the same guy for 20 years; we have three lovely children. This has been the longest and most rewarding and challenging thing I've ever done. We began life together in Palm Desert, CA and La Quinta, CA. Job opportunities have taken us to live in The Woodlands, TX, Lanai City, HI and Highlands Ranch, CO. Today, I enjoy developing stories and have written one children's book. Looking to the future, I hope to be a published author someday and I hope to get there by staying the course developing stories and writing, writing, writing.