I'm corporate by day, free thinker by night. My love of books - reading, writing, critiquing - is as much as part of me as my DNA. I love connecting with new people, so please feel free to reach out to me! I've only ever finished one novel that's in the process of being digitally published, but I've got a million stories in my head just waiting to be told. I love to travel and visit new places, and I dream one day of selling all of my possessions and moving to a random hut on a tropical island, or a cabin in the woods.

I find inspiration in all forms of writing. I love the classics - Pride and Prejudice, The Count of Monte Cristo - but also newer geniuses, like Jodi Picoult, Alice Hoffman and Diane Chamberlain. I love stories with a twist, and I love being shocked at the end of a book. I hope one day to write as well as those who inspire me.

My favorite new author is Jennifer Rowlands, whose unique voice and eloquent prose leaves me with chills. She has several published books - in young adult and children's genres - and I'm privileged enough to be her amateur editor for her latest work, a thrilling fantasy series that will leave you wanting more, more, more!

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest - and first - book is a romance/chick lit novel, and no one is more surprised than I am. I enjoy reading chick lit novels but never envisioned myself writing one. My lead character, Jacey, was hanging out in my head for months before I began writing; her partner, Liam, was a newer friend. One thing lead to another in my head, and one day, they came together and it was like a switch was flipped. This story has very little reflection on my own life; it truly is THEIR story. I love them both for who they are separately and together, and I hope readers love them, too!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing is the liberation. Whether it's my story or my character's story, there is nothing like the feeling of freedom when you just let loose. Sometimes, what I write is garbage; other times, it's legitimate. But no matter what I do with it or where it ends up, I feel lighter when I write. I'm in a better mood when I write, even if the topic is a difficult one. It has been like this as long as I can remember.
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Stay Under the Stars
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 81,180. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Romance » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
"We need to talk." Jacey Jamison isn't sure how they found her, or how long they've been watching her... only that they finally discovered what she has been trying so hard to keep concealed. Now, after one innocent Facebook post, she is faced with her past love and her present secret.

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