I'm Midwestern born and raised, and it turns out you can't take the Indiana out of the girl.  I have a Master's in English Film and Literature because I can't shut up about stories, and have taught and tutored writing in college and university settings. 


I write fantasy shamelessly inspired by my love of history, especially the history of ordinary people.  My work is represented by Jessica Sinsheimer.


I'm also a historical reenactor and seamstress, specializing in the late eighteenth century, and enjoy the smell of woodsmoke and the rustle of silk taffeta more than I care to admit.

A bit about me...

I live in the Midwest with my husband, two girls, and two demanding and adorable cats.  I know, you're just here for pictures of the cats.

These are a few of my favorite things...


1) Fall. And spring.  And snow. But I think, in the end, fall.  And hiking!

2) Hand sewing and swing dancing

3) Casablanca, Last of the Mohicans, and The Mole People

4) The Princess Bride, Suite Francaise, and Mrs. Dalloway

5) Garamond