I spent my first eleven years traversing the United States as a full-time Army brat. I always hoped to find a secret room in each new house we moved into. Unfortunately, no such rooms were ever discovered.

My relationship with reading was rocky at first. Then my dad gave me a copy of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, and I’ve been hooked ever since. My Anne Shirley-esque imagination combined with a newly awakened love for books resulted in some very embarrassing stories, including an entire binder full of Sailor Moon fanfiction, which I will never share with anyone. Ever.

When not writing, I’m either spending time with my husband and two curious children, nose-deep in a book, or concocting (mostly) believable excuses to avoid socializing.

My YA Paranormal Fantasy, THESE WICKED WATERS, is perfect for those wanting a beachy read about killer-sirens and centuries-old grudges. OF STARLIGHT & BONE, the first book in my newest YA Scifi series, The Lost Colony Trilogy, will be available Fall 2022. It is pitched as, “Cinder meets Firefly in a dark new series inspired by the original Roanoke Colony.” Both novels are from Owl Hollow Press.

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