I was born and raised in northeast Kansas, growing up in a small log cabin nestled deep in the woods. This picturesque retreat, where I lived until early adulthood, frames most of my early memories.
I began writing seriously in 2015, after attending a moving lecture given by Elizabeth Gilbert. She was on tour for BIG MAGIC, a game-changing book for creatives. Soon after her talk, I enrolled in my first online creative writing class. I haven't looked back since.
I'm an avid traveler, though my heart is stuck in London: the city has inspired all of my books. I've passed many a day walking slowly through her winding alleys, admiring the burnished, brick façades that hide among them. I try to visit yearly.
Other favorite destinations include Thailand, Ireland, Germany, Belize, and Grand Cayman.
I graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Finance, and I've spent the last decade in various corporate finance functions. I love my day-job: numbers and spreadsheets appeal to my analytical side.
I'm a morning writer. Some of my best writing is done soon after waking, during that dreamy, groggy state when the left brain isn't quite yet in control. #5amwritersclub
When I'm not writing, you'll likely find me in the kitchen, the yoga studio, or running outdoors in the Florida heat.
I'm married to my best friend, Marc. We're proud residents of the Sunshine State, where we live with our "silky hair" miniature dachshund, Zoe.