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Where mist swirls along a path that wends through a forest of ancient oak and ash. Where a crow’s call cuts through the autumn sky as scarlet and golden leaves dance on the wind. Where witches gather in a sacred glade, casting spells under the full moon’s glow. Where stories are shared around a bonfire, air heavy with the scent of wood smoke.

These are the places from which my stories are born. Fantasy and romance intertwine in my fiction—tales of swoon-worthy faerie men, free-spirited witches, small-town magic, and woodland enchantments.

As for me, my own life is filled with magic of the everyday sort. I’m a practicing Witch, and my path is an eclectic one. I honor the goddess and god like the characters in my stories, but you’re more likely to see me working with crystals for courage, reading Tarot cards for guidance, or lighting a yellow candle for a creative boost than summoning spellfire or talking to ghosts. I share my home in Virginia with my IT guru husband and our animals, who bring their own sort of magic into my life.

A few things I’m obsessed with: gemstones (rose quartz is a personal favorite), the color purple (I have a magical amethyst room in my house perfect for creativity and storytelling), Harry Potter (I’m a Ravenclaw, so, naturally, Luna Lovegood is my hero), and, when I can afford it, travel (my dream is to go to Ireland, but I haven’t made it there yet).

Mostly, I enjoy curling up with a cup of tea and a good book, binge-watching shows ranging from Father Brown to Stargate, and taking long walks in the woods. I’ve yet to find a portal into the faerie realm, but I haven’t given up hope.

During my time infiltrating muggle society, I’ve shelved books at a public library, served as assistant editor of a magazine, and taught media writing to undergraduates. I currently teach English as a second language and pen books for adults and new-adults. I’ve also earned an M.F.A. in children’s literature from Hollins University and a bachelor’s degree in communication and creative writing from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.

In 2015, my novella Good Old-Fashioned Magic (now the novel Spellfire’s Kiss) was a first-place winner in the Pages from the Heart Contest, and in 2016, my novel A Prince in Patience Point (recently renamed Rose Petals and Dragon Scales) earned second place in the Cleveland Rocks Romance Contest.

I currently have two books available, both novelettes (basically long short stories, if you’re not familiar with the term), The Beltane Kiss and The Faerie Key.

I love to hear from fellow writers and bookworms. Use my contact page to email me or the following links to connect with me on social media. You can also sign up for my author newsletter to stay up to date on new releases.

Faeries, witches, and happily-ever-afters await. Turn the page. Find yourself swept up in the magic…

Blessed Be!

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9 thoughts on “About”

  1. You have a very interesting life, will check out your stories. What did you think about the movie based on Persuasion?

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