After graduating I was a long-term substitute teacher and also a day to day sub. In 2011 I was offered a teaching position in Arizona, and I decided to take it. I taught 7th grade English in Buckeye, AZ for a year. I realized that the West Coast wasn't for me, and began actively looking for a teaching job on the East Coast. I had almost given up hope, when a school in Hampton, Virginia contacted me, so I moved back across the countr to teach 9th Grade English at Hampton High School. I might have stayed in Virginia, but then my identical twin boys, Trevor and Trenton, came into my life. I realized that I wanted to be close to home and to my parents
I began this book blog in 2011, because I realized that I was reading a huge amount of books each year, yet not keeping track of their titles, or whether or not I cared for the book. I decided to create this blog simply to keep track of the books I read, and while doing so I began to receive review requests from authors. At first I accepted a large variety of books to read and review, but over time my TBR list became longer and longer, and I had to keep putting off the reading of books that I really wanted to read. So, I narrowed my focus down to mainly historical fiction, and have had no issues at receiving a ton of requests for excellent authors and their books!