She is a bestselling and award-winning author who has written four books for both children and adults. She also coach and mentor writers, speak and teach, and serve on the board of directors for Inspire Christian Writers as a chaplain.

Her passion is to help others find the freedom to flourish and follow the dreams that God has placed in their hearts. Additionally, she is related to Johnny Gruelle, the creator of Raggedy Ann and Andy. She loved the years she spent homeschooling her three children and is grateful they all survived to adulthood. She lives in California where she loves speaking about children’s literacy and the joys of reading aloud with children early and often.