Hi There!

Smiling woman with brown hair.As a child (and even through most of my adulthood) I never imagined that I'd one day become a novelist. After majoring in cultural anthropology in college, I went on to a 20 year career in the natural foods industry, pedaling organic avocados and Fair Trade bananas in my home town of Madison, Wisconsin. 

I met my husband in 2009. We started a family. 

And then the pandemic hit, and somewhere in all of the stress of being both a mom and an "essential worker", I began to ask myself: Is this what I really want to do with my life?

That's where writing came in.

I've always been fascinated by the connections between the past and present—those threads, spun hundreds of years ago, that still weave themselves into the fabric of our lives today. And I'm even more fascinated by the way those threads twist in and around our human relationships, tying us and the people we love to those who came before. 

In one magical moment, that fascination became inspiration. I wrote a sentence. Then two. It became a chapter, an entire novel: Roses in Red Wax

I published Roses in March of 2023. Since they, I've written and published two more novels in the Darnalay Castle Series with the fourth, and final book on the way. And I've got ideas, so many ideas, for what comes next. 

These days, when I'm not writing you'll find me in my garden, hanging out online with my writer friends, behind the wheel of an Uber, or trying to talk my kids into eating healthy food.

And yeah, I've answered the question. This. This is what I want to do with the rest of my life.