I’ve had ideas for stories and snippets of scenes rattling around in my head for many years. In 2016 I made the leap into crafting those bits and pieces into a real narrative when a dear friend, an author, said, “You should write.”
And so I did.
I’m writing in the lesfic romance genre because I believe that we need stories with happy endings like never before. Romance writing today is expansive–it’s often complex and nuanced and increasingly reflective of it’s diverse readership. Even though you know that love will triumph in the end, romances don’t preclude learning about interesting and sometimes troubling things, contemplating philosophical ideas, and expanding your horizons.
In 2018, Bold Strokes Books published my historical romance novella, Holding Their Place, followed in 2019 with my first full-length novel, Aspen in Moonlight. I’m currently at work on a new book and feel so blessed to work with a great publisher, editors, and to be within a supportive community of authors and readers.
I’m a Western native currently residing in the Deep South where I teach art history and environmental studies at a liberal arts university. Deeply connected to the natural world, I spend as much time as I can observing, thinking, and daydreaming while walking with my canine companion in the fields and along the creeks near my home. I’m inspired by good conversation, nature, art, music, and coffee.
I have yet to see a bear in the wild, but I hope that will change soon.