I was born and raised in a small town in Central NY, only a dozen miles from where my husband and I are currently raising our family. By day, I am a freelance writer and marketing student, but as soon as the sun goes down (and the kids go to bed), I write.
Here’s what you should know about me: I’m a wife and mom. I’m also a digital content specialist (online copywriter, basically). I’m back to school after a six year break to pursue a degree in marketing, with the goal of someday running my own marketing firm. Failing that, I dream of opening a small bakery-slash-used-bookstore, where I will sell literary-inspired cupcakes. I’m thirty years old, play the guitar, ukulele, and fiddle, and I consider myself an amateur photographer.
I started writing romance shortly after I started reading it. I was barely twelve years old, and staying with my grandparents for a few nights. I finished my book the first night, and the only other books available were my grandmother’s romance novels. She picked out a tamer title, and I finished it in a few hours. By the time I went home, I was hooked and my mom was not pleased. While I was open to reading anything, my favorite stories involved heroes from a time long past. If the heroine had fallen through time to meet him, even better. It wasn’t until after the birth of my first child, however, that I discovered time-slip novels.
From my very first time-slip novel (Susanna Kearsley’s The Winter Sea), I knew that I’d found my home in the writing world. I love the complexity of weaving together two different stories from two different times, and intertwining them into a single tale. I’ve always loved history, and these novels really let me delve into the daily life of those who lived before us. The events that shaped history also shaped the lives of the people living in those times, and that’s where the real story is. And those stories are the garden in which I play.
Although writing has always been a part of my life, it was always a personal method of expression. I wanted to tell my tale, but I didn’t care if anyone else read it. Grisamore, my current work in progress, is the first novel I’ve written with the intent of publishing it. The first draft was completed in July 2014, and I am currently working my way through the editing process. My goal is to have it ready for publication by summer 2015. You can learn more about Grisamore (and read an excerpt) here.