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Although I come from a line of writers, my first love has always been the theatre. When I was a kid, I spent a lot of time creating characters and plots for my little brother and sister to act out. (They loved it! Really. I promise.) I have a degree in theatre and I've spent most of my career up to this point teaching acting as well as directing plays and musicals. I didn't really learn to love writing until I realized how similar it is. When I write, I get to be the playwright, set designer, costume designer, lighting and sound designer, and director all rolled into one.
As a reader, I've always been drawn to the strange and the spooky. During my young adult years, I devoured books by Daphne du Maurier, Shirley Jackson, Lois Duncan, and Stephen King. But my very first creepy story experience, the one that really made me fall in love with reading about things that go bump in the night, was The Ghost Next Door by Wylly Folk St. John. Just looking at the cover--a ghost child standing in the moonlight at the edge of a lake--gave me she shivers. And I LOVED it.
Now, as a writer, I enjoy creating dark, tangled, mysterious stories that exist in the in-between spaces where magic feels most possible. I especially love writing for young adult readers because those years between childhood and adulthood are full of so much possibility...and so many big fears and questions. Literally anything can happen!
I grew up on Oklahoma, then I went to school in Arkansas and lived there for the next twenty years. I currently live in St. Cloud, Florida, with my college-age son and a wild goldendoodle named Magnolia.
I have a very cool "haunted writing room" where I like to hide away and write. When I'm not working in the theatre or writing, you're likely to find me listening to true crime podcasts, taking pictures of alligators, eating tacos, traveling to spooky places, or planning hanging out at Walt Disney World.