The Short and Sweet: I’m a homeschooling mother of three by day, a freelance editor by night, and a fantasy and YA (young adult) contemporary author on the weekends. My debut fantasy novel, The Story Peddler, releases in 2017 from Enclave Publishing, and my first book of devotionals for young women, Adored, releases October 2017 from Zondervan/HarperCollins Christian Publishing. I’ve had forty short stories published to-date, and I’m represented by Rachel Kent of Books & Such Literary Management. In 2014, I won Most Promising New Fiction Writer at the Mount Hermon Christian Writer’s Conference, and in 2016 I won a Cascade Award for my short story “The Girl with the Ink.”
I previously managed the flash fiction mayhem at Splickety Publishing Group for two years as Senior Operations Manager. I’m an infrequent Bible college student and fiction teacher of homeschooled junior and senior high students.
When I’m not writing the whimsical adventures of my clever characters, I enjoy reading in all genres (shocker), gluten-free baking, marveling at my husband’s encyclopedic knowledge of mixed martial arts, and drinking full-leaf tea. I may or may not be addicted to organic coffee. Don’t tell anyone.
More About My Writing: I wrote my first novel when I was eleven. It was about unicorns, an evil sorceress, and dance camp. Obvious bedfellows, if you ask me. Most mercifully, I think all copies of said novel have disappeared. But if you find a little hand-illustrated work entitled The Unicorns of Misti, and Princess Misti has rainbow-colored hair, please let me know.
A few things have changed in the years since. I do still write about things like sorceresses. But I promise there will be no unicorns involved. Mostly.
I started writing in a more serious capacity in the summer of 2006. I had taken a short-term missions trip to Kosovo that spring, and it spawned the concept for my Army of Light series. This series rekindled my love for dabbling in the realms of “What if…?” I haven’t looked back since.
Also? I’m a giant dork who still likes to play dress-up. Judge if you will, but I have to say… It’s much more fun inside the sandbox than out of it.
Where to Find Me (in a non-creepy way): Check out my blog, which is a random assortment of my thoughts, tidbits about writing, recipes (what?), and a bunch of other stuff. Also, click any of the handy social media buttons at the top of the page to find me on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+, and a partridge in a pear tree. When I’m scheduled to appear at a writers’ conference or other event near you, I will post updates through my blog.
If you’re interested in hiring me as your editor, please check out my Editing Services page, which is chock-full of details about my rates, types of edits I offer, and some pretty snazzy testimonials from past clients. I love partnering with writers of all levels, and I’ve got workable options for almost every budget. Drop me a line for more info!