My creative writing career started in the fourth grade when I published my first book. It was a bestseller–mainly because my dad bought all ten copies I’d made on the school’s prehistoric Xerox machine. From there, I moved to newspaper reporting with a monthly column in a local newspaper. A bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Tennessee landed me in Washington, DC, where I wrote reports for Congress while pursuing a Master’s degree in Legislative Affairs from The George Washington University. Aside from a brief stint in television production for NBC Sports at the Seoul Olympics, most of my early writing consisted of crafting lengthy government reports. Not exactly the most scintillating backlist, I know! My creative writing projects had to wait until I could squeeze them in between my paying gig and my family’s busy schedule.
In 2009, my first work of fiction, GAME ON, was recognized as a finalist for the prestigious Maggie Award for Excellence. The following year, my second manuscript, LESS THAN PERFECT, was a finalist in the same contest. In June, 2012, Berkley Publishing contracted with me to publish GAME ON and two additional books. See my Books page for details on the release of GAME ON, due May 7, 2013.
Currently, I live in Johns Creek, Georgia, with my husband, two teenagers, an aging Labrador Retriever and a pony named after a monkey. When I’m not writing, I enjoy photography, cooking, and reading–shocker, right? Be sure to friend me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter. Or, leave me your email address to receive my newsletter. I look forward to hearing from you and thanks for stopping by.