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! Of the Clouds
What would you do to be free?
Shaman-in-training Quri only knows her master’s hut…until the neighboring prince arrives, showing her what life could be. But her master has other plans for Quri, and she will stop at nothing to keep her young apprentice from leaving her, including locking her in an old tomb. Now, Quri must defy her master to learn the magic she needs to free herself or lose her chance for the prince, her own happiness, and the life she wants. Can Quri find the strength she needs to save herself and the prince, or will the shaman keep her locked up forever?
This sweet and exciting retelling of Rapunzel will have you asking what you would do for your freedom.
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.
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!