"I should have hidden myself beneath the dark waves - but I didn't."
"I am a lot of things. But one thing I am not is a mermaid."


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I didn’t plan to be a writer. Mostly because the thought of plowing through an English degree gave me the willies. I graduated with a Bachelors in World Music Studies and composition from BYU-Hawai’i (the surprisingly useful hippie degree), and then a Masters in Public Administration from Grand Canyon University (the practical degree).

Though writing novels is my go-to creative outlet, motherhood to my three minions, various music gigs, local political ventures, church service, and home renovating tend to take time away from writing as much as I’d like to.

I live in my dear home state of Arizona with my incredible husband and three kids, and only sometimes wish we were back in Hawai’i.

My dream job, (besides writing novels from a hammock in the forest, of course) would be a movie score composer. I’m a total fan girl for Hans Zimmer and Martin Phipps.

I’m also a sucker for a great pair of aviator sunglasses.