As a former military brat and traveling addict, it was tricky choosing a landing pad. At last, I settled in a rural town in New England. For a decade I put my degrees in French and Cultural Geography to good use teaching high school students. When the writing bug hit, I left my job to make my way in the dangerous world of publishing.
My historical novels BECOMING JOSEPHINE and RODIN’S LOVER, published by Penguin Random House, have sold in six countries and have received starred national reviews. RODIN’S LOVER was a Goodread’s Pick of the Month in 2015. My works have been featured in national print media including the the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, Elle, France Magazine, Dish Magazine, the Washington Independent Review of Books, and more.
I’ve co-written an epistolary love story set during WWI called LAST CHRISTMAS IN PARIS with bestselling author Hazel Gaynor, which will release Oct 24, 2017 from Harper Collins. Also, I’m cooking up a historical set in the United States in 1900.
My short story “Hour of the Bells” appears in the anthology FALL OF POPPIES: STORIES OF LOVE AND THE GREAT WAR, which recently released from HarperCollins.
In November 2016, AUTHOR IN PROGRESS, a craft book published by Writer’s Digest released featuring various chapters by the wonderful gang at WriterUnboxed.com. Look for my piece called “Leveling Up: How to Harness Revision to Make the Good Even Better”.
I’ve had the privilege to speak and/or teach at writer conferences, schools, universities, and museums, book clubs, as well as an international writing retreat. For requests, please use my contact form.
I am a professional freelance editor and share writing advice at award-winning writing site WriterUnboxed.com as well as at a local college. When not writing, I feed my cookbook addiction, geek out on history and pop culture, and look for excuses to head to the other side of the world.
“Life is a daring adventure or nothing.”–Helen Keller
I am represented by agent Michelle Brower of Zachary Shuster Harmsworth.
Professional Writing Groups:
Historical Novel Society, Women’s Fiction Writers Association, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, and Romance Writers of America.