Catherine Olaso One of my heros, Anne Frank, captured the essence of my love and need for writing perfectly when she said, “I can shake off everything if I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.

I am addicted to words, to thoughts – to all things writing. I love the way words sound. The images they project. The emotions they provoke. Words are powerful magic...

Through necessity, my personal writing path has detoured at times throughout my life. I earned an Associate degree in Arts and Sciences at BYU Idaho emphasizing psychology, then followed up with a Bachelor degree at California State University Fullerton concentrating on Human Services: psychology – counseling.  Currently, I am pursuing a post-baccalaureate and eventually Master's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Idaho State University.  After graduation, my day job will be a speech / language pathologist.

But wherever I meander, my enthusiasm for the written word doesn't stray far.

This indomitable passion continues to reveal itself in small, and sometimes large revelations, as I come to understand who I am and what I have always at heart been meant to be: a writer.

I live in Boise, Idaho.  Besides writing and the adventures of motherhood, other joys in my life include – my Golden Retriever Jack, all things botanical, (my dream is to someday have an English garden to sit and write in), PBS’ Masterpiece Theater and of course, chocolate.