I'm a Brit living in Australia and also spent 5 years in the USA. I'm married to a writer, and we have a young daughter and two cats. I've worked in a curtain shop, a private detective agency, a Department of Defence publishing office, and as an audio tech for a fashion show. Nope, those things have nothing in common! Most recently I worked as a textbook editor for a major publisher. I wrote two science fiction romance novels a few years ago, and now I'm writing the Wynter Wild series, a contemporary family drama about siblings, rock music, pancakes, and the occasional igloo.
1 Little Sister Song
2 Out of Tune
3 Rhythm and Rhyme
4 Lost Melodies
6 Natural Harmonics
8 Minor Key
9 Broken Strings (coming soon)
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My brain keeps me awake at night generating new scenes and playing them in my head like a movie. Writing these ideas down before I forget them gets me out of bed!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I have a family to take care of (husband, daughter, cats) and a house to occasionally clean.
Beginning with Little Sister Song, the Wynter Wild series follows the story of a teenage girl who grew up isolated and escapes to find her real family. She and her siblings bond over music as she learns about the outside world.
Wynter and her brothers have tough decisions ahead as their music careers move to the next level.
Wynter has a new bestie (her first bestie!) and her eye on setting up Jesse. Xay has an opportunity to chase after his dream, and Caleb and Indio each have someone special to take care of.
But nothing good lasts forever. When the strings break, this family needs to find a way to pull together.
Three years ago, Xay Morant left Wynter to face the nightmare alone. She's been searching for him ever since - and now he's found her first. But it's not easy to pick up the pieces of the past. As Wynter and her brothers prepare to head off on tour with their band, Xay needs to figure out where he fits in. When tragedy strikes this already wounded family, where will they find healing?
Jesse and Wynter set out on an adventure-filled road trip to San Francisco to rescue Indio from drugs and despair. Back home, eldest brother Caleb resolves to take control of his family as once-close relationships deteriorate. Meanwhile in Sacramento, Xay lives with his ailing mother and a whole heap of bitterness over his year spent in the Light. But there's one girl he's never forgotten...
Wynter and her brothers are ready to rock venues all over Seattle. No one can deny the natural chemistry Rule212 has on stage. Behind the scenes there's tension brewing. It's not easy to work, play, and live together, and something at the very heart of this family is ripping it apart. No secrets or lies—it's one of Caleb's house rules. So why does everyone keep breaking it?
Wynter has a safe home at last and her music career is taking off. She has everything she needs, although her brothers could use some help. Out of the blue, their mother returns. Her years of neglect have already distorted her children's chances for love and happiness. Does she stand any chance of reconciliation? Will Wynter and her brothers seek closure on the past, or do they want revenge?
Wynter finally has the home she always dreamed of--a ramshackle farmhouse on the mountain. Her experience of the world is growing, with her brothers to guide her at every step. But one of them is running away from a shameful secret. One by one, her other successes are falling apart. How will Wynter cope when her desire for a unified family and a simple, safe life are under threat?
Wynter has lived on the outside for eight months, and she's growing stronger. She begins to open up to her brothers about her childhood and gains confidence in dealing with the world. When a horrific accident threatens to tear everything apart, her dreams of a happy family may be destroyed. Meanwhile, Joy reveals a secret, and the family dynamics head in a new direction that no one asked for.
Wynter is struggling to find her place in the world. Now in foster care, her only desire is to move home with her brothers. While she finds success by putting together a rock band with some boys at school, she fails at the social rules required to befriend the girls. When Wynter discovers the world won't bend to her will, she takes matters into her own hands.
Wynter has spent her entire young life behind a chain-link fence in the middle of the Arizona desert. She escapes and finds the family she never knew she had--three older brothers who were abandonned by their mother, just as she was. They bond over music but there's no happy ending. Her adult siblings have problems of their own, and they'll have to fight to keep her.