I’m the middle child of three sisters, a lover of the outdoors, avid watcher of Netflix, and all-around foodie. I live in Portland, Maine with my husband and our dog, Max, who’s going through a grumpy phase right now. Ignore him. I’m regularly swept off my feet by New England beaches, cozy bookstores, and food trucks (obsessed with food trucks).

I've been telling stories ever since my parents would ask me how my day was at school. I usually came up with a grand story...which was so much more exciting than the truth. But I truly fell in love with writing in middle school.

Convinced I should be a screenwriter, I started drafting screenplays in middle and high school. Though I soon realized I was terrible, it was a great study in dialogue! I began writing my first novel in college, which told the story of how I met my husband. To this day, my mother is the only person who thinks How To Kiss A Bearded Man is worth anything. Love you, Mom!

I received my bachelor's degree in Psychology and my master’s from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!). I've worked in the counseling field for over five years, but I can always be found with a book in my hand in my spare time. I’m currently out on submission with my latest manuscript, a 19th century gender-swapped Pinocchio retelling.

A Few of my Favorite Things

Favorite Restaurant: Eventide in Portland

Favorite Drink: Margaritas!

Favorite Snack: delicious cheese plates

Favorite Shows: Stranger Things, Poldark, Vikings, Dark, The Haunting of Hill House

Favorite Season: Fall, but winter is quickly becoming my favorite

Favorite Authors: Mackenzi Lee, Leigh Bardugo, Sarah J. Maas, Riley Sager, Karen M. McManus, Andy Weir, Jane Austen