About Me

Growing up, I always had my nose in a book and loved writing stories and poetry. By second grade I’d been published in the local newspaper and knew that I wanted to be an author one day. 

I was born in Florida, grew up in North Carolina, and graduated from North Carolina State University in 1996. After marrying my high school sweetheart, Shawn, we moved to St. Petersburg, Florida, where I taught third grade and wrote during the summers. In 2002, we relocated to Fort Worth, Texas, where our twins Will and Ben were born. When my boys were toddlers, I started writing again at night and during naptimes, and I’ve been writing ever since!

In 2008, my family moved to beautiful Fort Mill, South Carolina. When I am not writing, I enjoy reading, playing the piano, hiking, camping, and exploring the Carolinas from the mountains to the sea.