My passion for writing began at a tender age and has persisted throughout my life. As a reader, I enjoy a wide range of fiction from the classics to modern tales. My criteria for a good book has less to do with genre and more to do with the quality of the writing.

After graduating college in 1995 with a strong literary background and a creative writing degree, I discovered fantasy in 2002 when the popularity of the Harry Potter books was too much for me to ignore. I fell in love with the whimsy and adventure of the genre and began working on Gift of the Phoenix shortly thereafter. Events in my life pushed writing to the background for several years, but Gift of the Phoenix finally released in 2012. Nashua’s Choice released in April 2013.

My freelance book editing keeps me busy, but I’m currently working on The Lost Branch, a follow up to Gift of the Phoenix, as well as the next installment of theĀ Nashua Chronicles.

I’m an Arizona native recently transplanted to Boise, Idaho, where I am delighting in the change of scenery. When I’m not writing I spend my time chasing the kids, exploring delicious eateries downtown, and dancing with my talented husband, Kevin McCain. He is a professional artist and illustrator and created the amazing cover for Gift of the Phoenix.