Hi. I’m SnapDragon. Well, not really. It’s just a nom de plume because I have anxiety and it’s easier that way.
I’ll start with the basics. I’m a 30-something wife, mom, and woman with a passion for all things authentic. I love contemporary fiction, travel, delicious food, and quality artistry. By quality artistry I mean music, cinema, paintings, and other creations that are authentically produced. I’m not interested in performers and ghost-writers. I want the real-deal, made-with-her-own-hands experience. True quality takes years–maybe even a lifetime–of dedication, practice, and experience. We live in a world where most people try to get a Ph.D on their lunch break, so I have the utmost respect for true artists (of any medium) who create and produce original work. Life’s too short to waste on cheap imitations. I can’t. I won’t.
I’m also a certified high school English teacher. I taught for the better part of a decade in a high-risk, urban area. In short, I met teens from all around the world and aged about twenty years from the stress of it all. I also had the time of my life. My students taught me invaluable lessons about life I will never forget. I’ll return to the classroom one day, but for now I’m home, and grateful.
I’m working on my first novel, which I vow to submit for publication by 2027, the year I turn the Big 4-0. I also paint expressionist pieces, which you can view on my Instagram @snippetsofsnapdragon. Sometimes I get so overwhelmed by my desire to create that I sit on the couch and watch hours of Food Network instead. It’s an artist’s curse, I suppose. The Overwhelm.
Hmm, what else, what else? I love living a simple life with my husband, two cats, and our sweet new baby. I love being home, under a blanket, and cozied up. What can I say? It’s life in the fast lane, yo. I have no desire for high-risk adventure, but delight in the fictitious mishaps of the silver screen. So many stories, so little time.
Above all, I just want to be an authentic person. Whether it’s through my creative output or day-to-day interactions, I hope to spread a little positivity, intelligence, and compassion to others.
Because here I am, and here you are, and I know we can all do great things with the time we have.
Nice to meet ya, love.
Let’s be friends.