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"an engrossing, transporting, and eminently readable historical tale" -Debra Marquart, Pulitzer-nominated author of The Hunger Bone: Rock & Roll Stories
My Story

I was born to a military family that frequently relocated across the Midwest, turning the prairies of North Dakota, Ohio, and Illinois into a home. Between moves, my siblings and I invented ways to entertain ourselves. I quickly learned an affinity for literature – reading young adult novels and writing short stories. I was part of the Harry Potter generation.

By my freshman year of high school, my family had settled in St. Louis, where I wrote a young adult fantasy series. All I needed was readers, so I founded a company and self-published the four novels, marketing them locally. I preached the importance of writing to children at young author conferences, writer workshops, book signings, and one-on-one visits.


After completing the four young adult novels, I turned my attention to the professional publishing world as a college student. I interned for a publishing company. I worked as a freelancer. I studied creative writing in Ireland. In 2018, my historical fiction novel, Royal Beauty Bright, was acquired by Amphorae Publishing Group.

Currently, I am working towards finishing college and planning out my next historical fiction novel.

Favorite Books: The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, The God of Small Things, Swamplandia!

My Books

Royal Beauty Bright

The Conquest of Shadow

Heir to the Otherworld

The Crystals of Kings

The Kingdom of Stone

The Adventures of Wheatail

A Path of Life

Dark Ocean

Web of Lies


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