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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New Release! Pumpkin Spice Pie-Jinks
When fate comes knocking, feed it pie!
Reese was never a risk-taker…that is, until she quit her job to open a bakery serving magical pies from her home. Now, she has the opportunity of a lifetime to win a contract with the visiting Autumn Court. But when two troublesome Fae appear on her doorstep, determined to find a mate for their prince, Reese’s life is thrown into chaos, and she begins to question every choice she has made. Can she learn to take a risk on her new life, despite the troubles around her? Or will the mischief of the Fae drive her business into ruin-forcing her to move back in with her parents?
This light and entertaining tale is inspired by Hansel & Gretel and is a perfect way to celebrate the autumn season.
I offer a variety of services for authors at every stage of their process, including editing, biology consulting, banner art (hand drawn), and fantasy cartography. You can see what is currently available on this page.
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!