I am a prolific writer currently working on my sixth novel. I earned a B.A. in English with a creative writing specialization from Southern Methodist University. I am also a certified book coach and love helping others bring their book to life. If you are interested in my editing or book coaching services, please visit me at Next Step Book Coach


After college, I traveled, earned an MBA and a PhD (Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management!), and worked as a nonprofit, for-profit, and local government executive for a couple of decades before seriously picking up the pen again.

Originally from Texas, I've had the good fortune to live in Spain, Mexico, Tanzania, and several US states; and the good sense to end up in Carlsbad, California. Things I love include travel, fiery food, hanging out with my neighbors in the front yard on Friday evenings, and reading everything from management books to magical realism. My greatest accomplishment may be raising a son who loves to read.

I recently founded the Good Book Collective, an organization designed to support reader-curated novels and provide writers with the services and support they need to successfully self-publish and sell their books.