Who am I?
My name is Niki Lenz, and I live in Kansas City, Missouri with my husband and two kiddos. My husband is a police officer, and I'm a stay at home mom. My kids are Loralie (7) and Roman (3). Here's our family wearing white on the beach (like ya do.)
I went to Southwest Baptist University, and have my degree in Elementary Education. I taught Kindergarten for six years in the inner city, which was interesting. Then I worked as a wedding planner for three years, which was even more interesting. Kindergarteners and brides have a lot in common.
I decided to start writing novels kind of on a whim. I thought I wanted to write picture books, and I heard about Nanowrimo at a writer's group. It sounded like a fun challenge, and now, six novels later, I can honestly say it changed my life!
Things I Love:
Anything vintage: Red lipstick, polka dots, Buddy Holly, hot rollers, Motown, dresses that twirl.
BOOKS: So so many books. I read a lot of MG, YA, and even occasionally some adult. Here's my Goodread's Profile, to see all my faves.
Movies: Anything based on a book.
(I know this is supposed to be my less silly bio, but come on... this picture makes me wanna pee my pants.)
Oh, plus Pitch Perfects One and Two and Sharknado. Don't judge me. Watch it with wine, you will laugh so hard.
TV: Gilmore Girls, Game of Thrones, The Office, Parks and Rec, Reign, Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife, Friends, Breaking Bad
Food: Chocolate, sushi, pizza, cheese, anything that I didn't have to cook.
Travel: I've been to Jamaica, Hungry, Romania, Ireland, Mexico and Italy
Friends: I am involved in MOPS, Bunko, Women's Bible Study, Church, and I have a close group of friends. I am also involved in three writing critique groups, and I am a member of SCBWI.
(Here's me *middle* and two of my besties at a sporting event. I didn't even bring a book!)
Hidden Talents: I know the words to every song EVER, sewing, blogging, photography, craftiness. I know four chords on a guitar and lots of songs that only require five chords.
Things I don't Love:
having to wait for sequels
negativity or people with bad attitudes
Okay, well that was only slightly more informative and professional than my last attempt, but I am hoping that my MS will give you a peek into my soul. (Also, it should be noted that I make a cameo appearance in THE MANNY AND THE MOTORCYCLE. Miss Jane = ME.)
Thanks for taking the time to read this!