I’m a 30-something mother to a very curious and imaginative little boy named Vincent, and I hope he inherits my same love for stories and reading. I think I’m on the right track as his favorite part of the day is bedtime when his father and I read his choice of two books. Vincent’s current favorite is Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri.
My upbringing was a blend of cultures and travel. My father served in the military, and my mother hails from the Philippines. And I like to think that my passion for reading and writing is a result of always moving around the country and visiting family overseas. You see, I was painfully shy growing up. Books were a welcome escape from the social pressures I always felt being the “new girl.”
In college, I studied mathematics and psychology, but my truest love has always been creative writing and storytelling. After a string of different careers, I eventually found my way to marketing and I couldn’t be happier. For me, it’s been the perfect balance of creativity and science.
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We leave you with a heavily-debated, but nevermore-truer, quote:
Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.
Neil Gaiman, Coraline epigraph