#PitchWars Mentee Bio!!

Once upon a time in a land far away there was a girl who lived with her wicked stepmother…giphy (2)

Whoops, wrong story.

Actually, My daughter and I are really close. Close enough to write a book together without strangling each other. Mostly. The day she was born I looked at her and said “We got this.”

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We also have an interesting family. My husband, her father, is bipolar. We decided to take what we’ve learned from life and create a story about a dysfunctional family. One told from the POV of a child with a bipolar dad. Who finds a way to still survive, usually through laughter.

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I’m a Stay-at-Home mom aka part-time wine imbiber

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When I’m not writing or driving my kids around (did I mention I was a chauffeur?)

I dream of doing awesome realistic things like running alpaca farms, becoming a poker player, or building an apocalyptic bunker full of my favorite books and endless casks of wine.

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I’m also obsessed with Best In Show and saddened by the lack of Gifs for that movie. If you get that humor you and I will be great friends. We can talk, or not talk forever.

And Niko is a 10th grade school-obssesed girl, part-time kickboxer, and all around badass. According to her mom, at least.

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Niko, when not hiding away with books in her room, taking naps, or snuggling any kind of animal, would easily be found talking about herself in the third person. Sort of like right now…

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She’s really into music of all sorts– especially grunge! She also has a soft spot for anything Harry Potter, Doctor Who, John Green, the Cornetto Trilogy, Community, Donald Glover, and Ryan Gosling.

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We reside in the gorgeous city of Seattle after years of moving around. We both are huge Seahawks fans, drink our weight in coffee daily, and Niko is obsessed with anything Nirvana-related. Cliche? Maybe, but we love our home and all the tropes it has to offer.

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We hope to form an awesome bond with our mentor that continues on beyond this MS and are ready and willing to have our MS beat into the best it can be. We aren’t fragile, we can take it.


If there’s one thing beyond all the amazing friends we have made, and hopefully will make through this adventure, it’s that if we can even reach one other kid who has a family like ours or our main character, Lani, and that kid says,Β “HELL YES! Finally, someone knows how it feels.” Then we will feel validated.

We want to give hope

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oh yeah, did we mention there’s a love story in our MS that gives you the feels like this?

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And remember mentors… We’ve got our own Harry Potter sending us extra magic when ours is fading.


6 thoughts on “#PitchWars Mentee Bio!!

  1. You guys sound like an adorable, powerful team! Major accomplishments you should be proud of: writing a book, writing a book with a partner, surviving the teen years with relationship intact. Rooting for you!

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