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 expanding, 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 July 2018, my historical romance novella, “Holding Their Place,” was published by Bold Strokes Books. I am blessed to work with a good publisher and to be in 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, art, music, and coffee. The latter I am keeping fresh, hot, and near at hand while I works on a full-length paranormal romance.