I’ve always loved stories.
From bedtime tales my parents told me about their childhood (over and over again) to the Berenstain Bears, I lived to hear the next story.
So I guess it’s not surprising that I came up with my own stories and started putting them on paper as soon as I could write.
I carted notebooks with me to school and worked whenever I had the chance (some things don’t really change). Later, I branched out into poetry and plays and experimental works, but I always came back to stories.
And I focused on writing literary short stories for several years, which is bizarre because I loved mysteries and sci-fi/fantasy and Jane Austen.
But everything changed when I wrote my first novel as a challenge in 2009.
Not only was it a novel, but it was also a mystery (actually, it’s what became The Jester’s Apprentice). According to my sister, I talk waaayyy too much to write short stories! I was hooked, and immediately dove into my first official book, Dead Locked.
Since then, novel writing has grown from one challenge into two series.
The Belinda & Bennett Mysteries follows the misadventures of an accidental amateur sleuth and her savvy boyfriend. (Because there’s rarely a dull moment in Portside.)
While Belinda and Bennett narrowly escape certain doom, Rosamund Brandt goes head-to-head with her growing powers and family secrets in The Birthright. (Because you can’t choose your ancestry.)
If you’re new to either series, you can start both for free. (Because that’s how we roll.)
When I’m not getting my protagonists into trouble, you may find me baking tasty desserts, watching movies or documentaries, or tackling graphic/web design projects. My life is not nearly as exciting as in my books, and I’m kinda okay with that!
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