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.
Coming Spring 2019: This Cursed Flame
Janan, a timid genie, has spent her whole life on the run. All she wants is to live a safe, quiet life but finds herself at the center of a djinn uprising led by Ahriman, the malicious, domineering djinn who created her and wants nothing more than revenge on her for escaping his reach.
As his creation, Janan is the one thing that stands between Ahriman and the tide of death and dark magic his revolt against the djinn government will unleash for djinn and humans alike. Standing against him will cost her what little safety and humanity she has left. But if she can’t, he will destroy her, her family, and the very fabric of djinn and human society. For Janan to have any hope of survival, she will have to accept her true nature and claim her long-feared power or lose her family and world forever.
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I offer a variety of services for authors at every stage of their process, including editing, biology consulting, and fantasy cartography. You can see what is currently available on this page.
This Cursed Flame has a release date! Stay tuned for more info!
I wrote two short stories that were both finalists in fairy tale retelling contests. These stories are not yet available, but check back soon for more news!