Growing up in Oklahoma, I began writing screenplays in 1998 and became a 2001 semi-finalist in the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. My scriptFather Figure was one of 129 scripts left from 5,489 entries. I made the switch to writing young adult novels in 2008. My first novel Skid was honored as a young adult semi-finalist in the 2013 Best Kindle Book Awards. In 2014 My Girlfriend Bites was honored in the same category. I’m also a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. I respect cats, love the mountains, and one time walked the streets of Barcelona with a smile on my face.