About Me

My debut thriller, BIG WOODS, was released July 2018 from Midnight Ink.

I'm currently finishing a book about the late, jazz great, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, a project which has been in the works for twenty years.

I grew up in the piney woods of East Texas where BIG WOODS is set. 

After college, I moved to San Francisco where I studied Victorian Literature for my Master's, and gravitated towards that era's detective novels, known as "sensation novels", such as Wilke Collins' THE WOMAN IN WHITE. 

I then lived in Los Angeles for a few years where I worked for filmmaker/writer Ron Shelton and his wife, the actress Lolita Davidovich

I now happily live in Austin, Texas, with my husband and son, where we enjoy traipsing around the city's many beautiful parks.  I also enjoy napping, staring into space, making to-do lists for my to-do lists, shoveling cookies down my throat when I'm writing a particularly difficult scene (and even when I'm not), wearing my pjs as often as I can get away with and collapsing into bed at the end of a day with a great book.

My writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Rumpus, Austin Monthly, and Edible Austin.

My proudest achievement remains clinching 1st place in the UIL competition for Personal Writing when I was in the 4th grade.