All About Me

Hey there!
My name is Miranda. I'm twenty-five years old, I'm a christian, and I'm a writer.

I haven't always believed I could write a book. When I was in middle school, someone told me that being an author wasn't a real job and I would need to do something that would make me money. So, I put writing aside and tried to fall in love with something else. I wanted to be a nurse, a counselor, an interior designer, a teacher, and more--but nothing felt right. Then, my junior year, my little high school offered its very first creative writing class. Writing entered my life again, and I knew there was nothing else in the world I wanted to do more than write. I'm a writer--always have been, always will be.

I finished my first book, Unperfected, just about a month after I turned seventeen--three months into my senior year of high school. I then went on a very bumpy road to publication, which ultimately taught me a LOT about writing and publishing, and led me to shelve Unperfected until further notice. I am currently working on two YA contemporary novels (one with fantasy elements and the other with paranormal elements) and have two poetry collections available on Amazon! Breaking into Butterflies (2018) and Paper Planes (2020) My third collection, Weeds Also Need Water, will release May 2022.

I started this blog (originally titled Dreams and Dandelions) at the beginning of 2015 simply because I thought it would be good to get myself into the writing world, and I haven't looked back! I strive to share my writing journey with aspiring authors and give advice based on what mistakes I have made and lessons I have learned. I hope this little corner of the web inspires those who read it to always put their best into their work and never give up!

When I'm not writing, you can find me watching sunsets or snuggling babies. I basically live at Target, and I really, really (really) love Starbucks.

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