I spend my days doing what I love -- writing stories for kids and teens. My first young adult novel, The Sweetest Thing, is about a talented teenager juggling first love, a cake-decorating business, her dad's reality TV show and the search for her missing mother.

I live near Houston with one husband, two daughters and two cats. I have a fondness for the beach, my family and friends, and good books. I love to read (especially curled up with a good cup of coffee!) I also like to travel, exercise, go to the movies and eat, especially cake. Always cake. When I'm not doing these things, I can be found in my little loft office, writing.

Now that you're here, I hope you poke around a bit. Whether you're a kid, a teenager or an adult, whether you love to write or read (or both!) there's a little something here for you.