Advising readers on their next great read has always been my favorite thing about being a librarian. I’m excited that through this new online initiative I’ll have a chance to reach more patrons while doing what I love.
I’ve loved YA literature before it was even a thing, ever since seventh grade when I read Tamora Pierce’s “Song of the Lioness” quartet. I’ve been devouring it ever since and have loved seeing it grow into the full-fledged genre it is today. Having grown up on fairy tales and fables, I’ve also always loved the Fantasy genre. I really got sucked into it after reading David Eddings’ Pawn of Prophecy in eighth grade. My love of classic literature, on the other hand, grew out of majoring in English in college. As for Romance, well, I'm a Hopeless Romantic, and I do enjoy my Happy Ever Afters.
I think my personality can be best described as quirky. My family moved around a lot when I was little, but eventually settled in a tiny town in Central Texas called Bellville, famous only for having more cows than people. I graduated from high school there before heading to Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX, where I received a BA in English. I went on to the University of North Texas for my MLIS. I worked for two years for a branch of the North Texas Library Consortium, before moving to Virginia in 2012, and shortly thereafter started working for Fairfax County Public Library. Having grown up in Texas, I tend to use the word “y’all” a great deal, but my co-workers and customers are used to it by now.
In my position as Sunday Manager at the Chantilly Regional Library, my hours vary. You can usually reach me Sunday through Thursday.
I'd like to help you find your perfect read, so please complete the Let's Get Started form, and I will be in touch!