DDY Author Pic Sept 2015-2I spend my days penning stories populated by faeries, witches, and the occasional ghost or goblin. When I’m not writing, I can usually be found honoring the Goddess under the full moon’s glow, binge-watching Buffy, or getting tangled up in various yoga poses.

My novella Spellfire’s Kiss (formerly Good Old-Fashioned Magic), which follows a witch and her boyfriend as they battle a warlock’s centuries-old curse, was a 2015 first-place winner in the Pages from the Heart Contest, sponsored by the From the Heart Romance Writers chapter of Romance Writers of America. My novel A Prince in Patience Point, the story of a woman whose spell brings a character from a romance novel to life, took second place in the paranormal category of the 2016 Cleveland Rocks Romance Contest.

I studied creative writing and communication at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and earned an M.F.A. in children’s literature from Hollins University. I currently write stories for an adult audience.

Over the years I’ve interned at a daily city newspaper, shelved books at a public library, taught media writing to undergraduates, and promoted higher education as assistant editor of a university magazine. Today I am a full-time writer.

A western Pennsylvania native, I now live in the mountains of Virginia with my husband and our animals, who keep me company on those long writing days. I’m a member of Romance Writers of America.

If you’d like a taste of my work, my novelettes The Beltane Kiss and The Faerie Key are now available through Amazon.

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