I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri with my loving parents, vivacious sister, and a menagerie of animals too long to list. I attended Rice University, where I taught a semester course titled Werewolves, Zombies, and Why We're Afraid of the Dark: A Brief History of Monsters. I later graduated with degrees in Computer Science, Psychology, and Cognitive Science. I now live in Houston, where I swelter in the Texas heat and work as a UI Design Engineer.
When not working or writing, I foster adoptable dogs and host weekly board game nights. I also obsess over the pigeons who have nested on my apartment balcony, travel, talk to my cats, and spend my paycheck on books (then tell my husband that they're for "research").
I began writing in first grade (my first book was a ten page mystery: The Wrong Way Horse). After years of experimentation and more failed drafts than I care to admit, I have finished my first novel, Lunatic, and am now well on my way to completing my second.