So, you want to know more about this dark-chocolate-loving bookworm? I’m glad you asked!

I’ve been married for coming up on 30 years to my math-teaching, football-coaching husband. We have three kids ranging in age from 20 to 27 including a daughter with Cornelia de Lange syndrome plus a super-smart daughter-in-law.

I learned to read at age 4 and haven’t been far from a book since. With my love of books, putting my own thoughts onto paper came naturally. While blogging, writing articles, and self-publishing my non-fiction books and devotionals came relatively easily, my dream was to someday be traditionally published in fiction. In December of 2014, I got my first fiction contract from Bling! and in 2018 officially dipped my toes into the indie publishing world. And twelve novels (and over twenty books total) later, I’d say that dream is a reality!

In addition to my personal writing, I’ve also started The Author Toolbox, an online coaching business, to help other authors find the practical tools to build a book, a platform, a business, and a career. Along the way, I discovered how much I LOVE brainstorming plot possibilities with other authors and have added novel critiques to the services I provide as a writing coach. That skill opened the door to a Senior Editor position at Anaiah Press where I gained even more knowledge as I acquired and edited Christian romance novels. I’ve also spoken at schools, writer’s groups, and women’s gatherings on a wide variety of topics including faith, family, and fiction.

Speaking of faith, I’m a pastor’s kid and grew up in church. My relationship with Jesus Christ is the glue that holds the rest of my crazy life together and pops up in everything I do.

I’m a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and a founding member of Front Range Christian Fiction Writers. I have been honored to be an ACFW Genesis Finalist in 2009 (women’s fiction), Semi-Finalist in 2011 (contemporary fiction), Double Finalist in 2014 (short novel category), and Winner in 2014 prior to getting published. I’m always learning when it comes to writing better and faster…and marketing so readers can find my latest creations.

Currently, I email my newsletter subscribers every other week and blog once or twice a month. You can find links to social media outlets in the header although I’m spending more and more time actually writing new stories than posting those places. Please check out the sidebar to sign up to receive updates via email. (I definitely have a few bonuses and special giveaway opportunities for my subscribers!)

Thanks for stopping by! May your life’s journey be filled with stories of faith, hope, and love.