About Me

 

Short Bio:

YA author. I graduated with a degree in Biology from Old Dominion University, a Master’s in Education, Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Phoenix, and an Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Old Dominion University. A high school Biology and Ecology teacher by day, I spend my nights drinking way too many caramel macchiato’s while coming up with fiercely diverse & shipworthy characters who question everything. I live in Northern Virginia with my husband, two children, a small zoo of animals that consists of cats, dogs, and birds. Any day I’m writing and/or seeing LIVE music is a great day. I’m represented by Nicole Resciniti and Lynnette Novak at The Seymour Agency.

Unofficial, Much Longer Bio: 

I am a self-proclaimed nerd who would love nothing more than to see the world through book store windows. I’m married and the mother of two amazing Neaglets (Oldest: Evil Genius| Youngest: Mini Me). I consider myself to be a forward-thinker, which makes conversations very interesting when certain topics open for discussion. I love tattoos and have many of them. I don’t regret them, and no, I won’t hate them when I’m 80.

I am a high school Biology and Ecology teacher having worked in education for 10+ years. I’ve taught grades 6-11 in both urban and suburban school systems. When I’m not writing, I’m attempting to better my cooking skills, playing around with makeup, or talking about TV and movies. On the ultra-rare occasion, I post them here.

From a very young age, I showed an interest in writing. Growing up in the middle of nowhere without cable (gasp!) and before everyone had internet (stop laughing, it wasn’t that long ago), I spent a lot of time reading and writing. I carried this passion into high school, where I wrote elaborate stories whenever I could. However, my writing shifted from creative to technical when I left for undergraduate and then graduate school. It wasn’t until years later when my family and I moved from VA to MD that I decided to bite the bullet and attempt to write again. I enjoy writing diverse characters in romantic, thrilling, and suspenseful situations. My manuscript, THE LANGUAGE OF LIARS, was a 2016 RWA Daphne Finalist.

I love all things beauty — especially alternative, Bohemian, and retro styles. I have a serious weakness for way too expensive shoes, purses, and other random accessories like sunglasses. I am a firm believer that the best way to hear music is LIVE and try to attend as many concerts and music festivals as possible. My concert bucket list is ridiculous.