My distinctive upbringing has shaped my cultural identity and given me a unique perspective on life, which is reflected in my writing.

         

          My father is from Switzerland and my mother was from a Native American reservation in Quebec, Canada. My stepmother and my little brother are both from the Philippines.

          I was a certified ESL (English as a second language) teacher for almost 15 years. I am now working as a parent educator and I am pursuing a master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.

          When I am not writing, I enjoy taking walks with my dog, reading, and spending time with my family. I am happily married to my high school sweetheart and we have three children who are respectively 19, 17 and 8 years old.