Too short to be an elf and too tall to be a Hobbit, I live smack-dab in the centre of New Zealand’s North Island in a town filled with thermal activity, stunning lakes, and enough Redwoods to make my Californian heart swoon.
I studied English Literature at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, where I met and married my husband and had three children. The Central Coast of California still rates as one of my favourite places ever.
I’m jumping into the publishing world–YA fiction with a dash of fantasy, a little bit of sci-fi, and a smidgen of romance is where my pen takes me. I write about discovering identity, living without fear, and enjoy creating fantastic worlds.
My unpublished YA fantasy, The Two Queens of Kyrie, won the American Christian Fiction Writer’s 2015 First Impressions contest and the 2016 Genesis contest in the YA category. I’m working on another manuscript titled Sparrowfall and hope to secure an agent soon. My flash fiction story, “The Stone Veil,” was published in Havok magazine’s July 2017 issue.
Love: coffee!!! tree ferns, dark chocolate, British spelling (except for tyre, that one still looks weird), and Jesus.
Hate: raw poultry, spiders, cycling (but not cyclists), and mould.
Hobbies: writing, reading, knitting, and running (don’t worry, not running whilst knitting!)
I have a newsletter I send out a few times a year where I give away NZ chocolate, e-books, and the occasional Amazon gift card. I’m also putting together a Reader’s Group/Street Team and an exclusive Facebook group if you’re interested in even more perks.
Hope to see you around more often and feel free to introduce yourself in the comment section.