Growing up in the hills of Northeast Texas, and having a long haired Cherokee grandfather, whom I called Paw-pa, started my quest for legends of my ancestors. The desire to learn about a people I knew little about, but was a registered member of, I set out to discover more. Paw-pa is blind, his memory is failing, and his health poor, so my searches started on the internet. Enthralled with Cherokee legends, I sought to write a romantic story intertwined with mythical monsters and powers to save.

As a first time author, I have reworked this story many times, until it felt right. Until I knew the characters well enough to say, nope, Sam wouldn’t say that. Andrew wouldn’t do that. I don’t always agree with their choices, but to me, they are real and alive, and a force. They do what they want, and they wouldn’t sit back and let me be wrong about them.

You will find part of me in Sam, although she and I have many differences. All of her embarrassed moments happened to me in one form or another. I believe in the ability to laugh at one self, so I add my own embarrassments as a teen and make them Sam’s.

I live in Utah, surrounded by mountains, with my wonderful husband and four beautiful children.

Writing and reading are huge passions of mine. With a Young Adult Urban Fantasy, LEGEND OF THE PROTECTORS, at 91,000 words, Book 2 called LONE PROTECTOR (being edited), and IN THE DARK, an Adult Urban Fantasy (being edited), I’m staying busy. I’m also working on a few other novels.

My favorite bands right now are Radiohead, Blue October (US), Muse, Coldplay, Linkin Park, Matchbox Twenty, Hinder, Breaking Benjamin, The Smiths, and okay, the list continues. But I probably listen to Radiohead the most right now. So in love with them!

My hot husband and sweet kids
My hot husband and sweet kids
My kids and Me, Bryce Canyon Utah
My kids and Me, Bryce Canyon Utah
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