my happy place
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.

My second book, The First Kiss Hypothesis, out 11/6/17 from Entangled Crush, is a young adult romance about a high school senior determined to find true love using the scientific method. Her next door neighbor, best friend and long-time crush, has other ideas. Two more companion books will follow this one in 2018.

my muses
I live near Houston with one husband, two young adult daughters and a mustachioed cat named Leonardo DiCatprio. I have a fondness for the beach, my family and friends, and good books. I love to read (especially curled up with a 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 on my laptop, 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.