For as long as I can remember, I've always dreamt of becoming a published author. I started writing for my own entertainment during junior high, when I was around ten or eleven, and I never looked back. Since then my writing has improved (we don't talk about those earlier stories!) and, thankfully, my tastes have matured - as well as my storytelling ability! I took creative writing courses in school whenever they were available, and once I started college it didn't take long to decide that writing was still my focus. I endured two years of junior college, graduated, and transferred to the local California State University set for a major in English with a minor in Creative Writing. Two years later I graduated the CSU with those degrees and some very valued feedback on my writing. I was twenty-one years old when I graduated college and now, barely two years later, I'm twenty-three and have finally reached my first real life goal - being a published author!