I fell in love with words while growing up in a bookstore. I’ve been a vet tech for over 20 years and I have a bachelor’s in Environmental Studies from Rollins College. I’ve worked with The Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia, which intensified my love for cats and passport stamps. I was born in Germany, have family in Japan, and have visited eight countries. True confession: One of my favorite books when I was little was a thesaurus.