I always loved writing. Even as a young child, I dazzled my teachers with my sappy short love stories. In high school, I always started stories but never finished them, thinking that a different profession would be more practical. The one thing I loved more than reading and writing about romance and adventure was to actually live it and travel, so I pursued a degree in Anthropology, hoping to one day work in Egypt as an archaeologist. I graduated from the University of Arizona in 2011 and looked hard for a job in my field for two years, fruitlessly, until I realized that my degree would just never give me the life I wanted. My husband's job revolves around the property we own, so moving to pursue a job in archaeology was not an option, and even if I did get a job, it wouldn't give me the freedom I wanted. So I decided to follow my first passion, writing. I had an amazing dream that I knew would make a great book, so I turned it into one. Now I have exactly the life I want. I get to travel whenever I want with my wonderful husband, Eric, and have thrilling, passion-filled adventures that I can write about and share with the world, and hopefully influence young future writers.