As an adolescent, I loved to read. I spent many summers sitting under a walnut tree reading my favorite young adult novel. In my late teens, I started Death-Talk Silence (differently named at the time) but put it aside for several years. A few years ago, I added finishing it to my bucket list. I am currently working on my second YA novel. I work as a clinical social worker, have an amazing daughter and loving husband, and reside in the Midwest.