I write a blend of family drama & steamy slow-burn romance. My debut novel, The Optimist’s Apprentice, will be released in September, 2018.

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I’m also a fiction editor, voracious eclectic reader, and semi-retired book and film blogger; a former educator and counselor working with troubled youth; and an unschooling mom, at the beck and call of rescue dogs.

I live in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. My heart is divided among this region, my Eastern North Carolina roots, and Seattle, where I fly at every opportunity like a homing pigeon.

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Inaugural Blog Post: 10 Literary Quotes About Love

Happy Valentine’s Day! (or, if you prefer, Happy Galentine’s Day.) While this is hardly an original premise for a post, it’s one I never tire of. So without further ado (in no particular order), these are among my favorite literary quotes—from wonderful books I’ve read—about love. “This was love: a string of coincidences that gathered … Continue reading Inaugural Blog Post: 10 Literary Quotes About Love

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