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Born and raised in Southern Indiana, this Hoosier transplanted herself to the Windy City after graduate school. Her passion is teaching, with writing come a close second and gaining momentum. She currently teaches College of DuPage as an adjunct professor in the physical education department and runs a martial arts studio in Naperville, IL. She holds the rank of 3rd Dan in the United States Hapkido Federation.

Sunday, March 3, 2013


I'm very excited to announce my first novel, 'Last of the Summer Tomatoes' has been accepted for publication by Harmony Ink Press. This was definitely a labor of love; I wrote it during National Novel Writing Month (November 2012). The story came to me as I was eating the last of the tomatoes I had purchased from the summer's farmers' market.

It's the story of Kyle, an abused gay teen who gets into a bit of trouble and is sentenced to work on a farm for the summer. There he learns how to love and be loved, by both the family he's staying with, and by his first romantic love, Sam. For the first time in his life he can be himself and not hide who he is.

As soon as I have more information on a release date, I'll post it.

Also look for an announcement on the release date of my first novella, 'A Wolf's Bane', to be published by XoXo Publishing this year as well!