About Me

I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri with my loving family and a menagerie of animals too long to list. I began writing in first grade (my first book was a ten page mystery: The Wrong Way Horse) and continued writing into my teenage years. 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 with my husband, where I write novels, short fiction, and blog posts. When not writing, I host weekly board game nights and volunteer with children and adoptable animals.  I also knit, travel, talk to my pets, and read comic books.

In 2017, I placed third overall in the Horror Addicts' Next Great Horror Writer Contest. Several of my short stories will be published in anthologies in 2018 (more news soon!). I have also completed two novels and am seeking representation.

Mulder - An Austrian Snuferhund

 Mr. and Mrs. Strasert

Mr. and Mrs. Strasert

 Sophie - An American Purring Burrower

Sophie - An American Purring Burrower

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