Who I am
Sometimes we are lucky enough to figure out what it is we were made to do. For me, that’s telling stories. I remember back in elementary school when I would fold computer paper in half and create my own book, cover art and all. After that, I migrated to the computer and started writing all kinds of stories on a word processor for kids (complete with crazy clip art!) and, finally, onto a dedicated word processor. Despite all these changes to my writing style over the years, my love of the written word has never waned.
I love to write stories about women who can not only overcome their circumstances but also grow and overcome the demons that live within their own hearts and minds. I also love to write stories about magic, because, hey, who couldn’t use a little magic in their life? I believe that stories are a way for us to connect to each other, to understand and empathize, to realize we are not alone and be encouraged. This is why I write.
What else about me? I am a neuroscientist. I am a Ravenclaw. I am a Christian. A musician. An artist. Full-fledged nerd. I am a lifetime reader and book addict. I can’t get enough books, and they come with me everywhere I go.
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Out February 14: Freeze Thaw!
An archaeology student, an Ice Age princess, and an undead sorceress…
Archaeology student Owen is ready for the field trip of his life. But what starts as a routine glacier dig becomes much more when he finds something he never expected… a sleeping girl frozen in the ice. And when she awakens, he is pulled into a prehistoric world of ice and magic that he never knew existed. This exciting retelling of Sleeping Beauty will drop you right into the heart of the Ice Age and pull you forward into the world of glacier archaeology.
This was a Top Ten Finalist for the Five Magic Spindles contest by Rooglewood Press.
I am not currently offering author support services except on a case-by-case basis, such as for service swaps. Unfortunately, booking these services just doesn’t give me enough time to create the stories I want to create, and that is where my passion lies.
However, if you would like to propose a swap for a copyedit/line edit, proofread, or beta read, please fill out the Contact form and I’ll get back to you!
January 2019: “Freeze Thaw” is up for preorder! This is #1 of Seasons of Magic: Flurries & Phantoms. Get a copy
November 2019: “Pumpkin Spice Pie-Jinks” is live! This is #1 of Seasons of Magic: Pumpkins & Shades. Get a copy
August 2019: Seasons of Magic is active! Book 1 (novelette length) is out now as Fireflies and Faeries #1, “Of the Clouds”. You can purchase it here.
Older: I am officially a two-time finalist for fairy tale retelling short stories. These stories are not yet available, but check out Seasons of Magic for more news!