j.c. cervantes

I was born and raised in beautiful San Diego, CA. where I rode the waves and built sand castles at the beach, but I always dreamed of living on a horse farm in Connecticut. As a young girl, I read anything I could get my hands on. That's when I fell in love with books. 

Even though I didn't end up in Connecticut, I did end up in a beautiful, magical, and serene place called the Land of Enchantment, otherwise known as New Mexico. I live with my husband, have three daughters, two dogs, and three turtles. Our house is filled (and I mean filled) with books, and lots of love. I can read and write backwards (strange but true); when I get writer's block I like to jump on the trampoline with my youngest daughter, but sometimes we just lie on our backs and watch the clouds inch by. She tells me her dreams and as I listen I think about all the kids in this world who have big dreams too. I hope my stories can inspire kids everywhere, no matter who they are or where they come from, to aim for the stars.

If I wasn't a storyteller, sports writing for the NFL would have been my game, (or some other job where I got paid to watch football games). Maybe someday I'll write a book about football!