I write YA/NA Fiction.
As a reader, I long for unforgettable characters, whose stories are filled with family dysfunction, true love, and complex emotion. I adore beautiful prose and symbolism. I try to write the kind of books I want to read.
Most of my childhood was spent drawing and playing in the woods, where I had a wonderful tree house. I also spent many hours reading to my cat, after cornering him in the bathroom and dressing him in baby clothes. This says more about my stubborn streak than it does about his enjoyment of literature, or baby clothes.
During my teen years, aside from cultivating doomed crushes on unobtainable boys, I devoted my time to horses, art, and all things Tudor. I was a geek with a double life and two mutually exclusive sets of friends. That’s all I’ll say publicly.
After switching majors at least half a dozen times, I graduated college with a BA in Psychology and Art. I was also awarded a scholarship and attended an art college in Boston. Painting a picture and writing a book have more in common than one might think, but writing generally requires less clean-up.
Though I’ve lived in New England most of my life (Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine), I recently moved to North Carolina.
A Few of My Favorite Things: Gothic atmosphere (fog, ruins, cemeteries, candlelight, Halloween), shabby velvet, vintage jewelry, chocolate, the ocean, Jack Russell Terriers (I have two).
My Motto: Get Your Flounce On.
Out of respect for my family I won’t talk about them here (except my dogs because they care so little about privacy that they relieve themselves in public).
You can also find me co-hosting CriTiki Lounge (writers’ feedback forum)
and the Like A Virgin writing contest.