I wrote my first story at the age of five about a hot dog who falls in love with a banana and have not stopped writing since. Growing up in fantastic places (Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Oxford) until I was 12 years old, I penned fanciful tales about talking animals and fictional lands, influenced by whatever fantasy or sci-fi novel I could get my hands on.
My lifelong voracious reading appetite and writing passion led me to work professionally as a reporter in Washington, DC, a public relations consultant in San Francisco, and a copywriter in Minneapolis, building skills to hone my storytelling as a fiction writer.
While raising two daughters, I told stories and voiced characters for my children, co-writing with them a family book called Monsters Love Peanut Butter while blogging Seriously and building story lines and narrative voices for future characters.
I’ve finished my first novel, Order of the Greek Sphinx, an adult/young adult crossover and contemporary/historical fantasy about a dynamic eighteen-year-old forced by a Greek Sphinx to find a treasured item that reveals a hidden world where eternal forces battle for control. With the help of new college friends, she embarks on an adventure to solve a mystery and unlock truths her long-dead grandmother tried to hide.
My second novel, the Winter Lioness, is nearly complete. Two young women from different historical periods – one from Victorian London, the other from Celtic Britannia fighting Roman domination – merge their magical powers to change the course of history.
I also write short stories in many genres, some of which have been published or received awards. I treasure stories, and through my writing, I hope to entertain and delight my readers as well as nourish their undying hunger for the universal and eternal.