I believe in coffee, campfires, and the building of character. I've been telling stories ever since Mom asked me how my day was at school (I usually lied, and came up with a grand story...that counts, right?). I fell in love with creative writing in my 7th grade Language Arts class. Convinced I should be a screenwriter, I started drafting screenplays in middle and high school. Though I soon realized I was a terrible screenwriter, it was a great study in dialogue! I began writing my first novel in college, and it was more or less a diary since it told the story of how I met my husband. To this day, my mother is the only person who thinks How To Kiss A Bearded Man is worth anything. Love you, Mom!
I received my bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Georgia, then went on to earn my master's degree in Professional Counseling from UGA (Go Dawgs!). I've worked in the counseling field with children, families, adults, and college students. I currently practice online, and can always be found with a book in my hand in my spare time.
I’m the middle child of three sisters, a lover of the outdoors, avid watcher of Netflix, and all-around foodie. We're suckers for a good adventure, so my husband and I recently made big move from central Georgia to coastal Maine! We love exploring our new city, and are constantly trying to keep up with all the hipsters. My favorite parts of Portland so far: New England beaches, cozy bookstores, and endless food trucks (I'm obsessed with food trucks).
My debut novel, False River, is a 316-page adult novel. It tells the story of a cursed man who sells his soul to the devil to save his family and escape the clutches of generational sin. Think East of Eden with a Southern Gothic feel and flannel-clad angels. Now available in paperback and e-book format!
Previous short stories and excerpts can be found in Inklette Magazine, One for One Thousand, and Six Hens Literary Journal.