About Me

I am a writer. 

I have five completed novels and a novella that I'm not afraid to show other people. I spend my spare time tapping at my keyboard or staring googly-eyed at research material. I write historical fiction because the past isn't dead, it isn't even past. I had a literary agent but am now back in the query trenches--if you wanna know more about that story, email me.

Writers are strange creatures. That, at least, is my excuse.

I've been a writer as long as I can remember, and I've been interested in history for just as long. In the second grade for career day, I came to school as an author/illustrator. I started writing stories as soon as I could write, and I haven't stopped since. At the same time, I was surrounded--literally--by history. I grew up in an old farmhouse in north-eastern Maryland. Built sometime in the early 19th century, the house smelled old and felt old and sounded old, though I didn't really know it then. I just thought that was how houses were.

I graduated from the University of Maryland in 2009, including a semester abroad in London, which I chose mostly--okay, entirely--because of my love for British history. In 2011, I moved to Arlington, VA, and I've been there ever since, working across the Potomac in scientific publishing.

When I'm not working across the Potomac, I'm writing, or researching for writing. My work is historical, and my era of choice is Antebellum America, though I've stretched into the Civil War and back to the 18th century in France. The future may take me and my writing to heretofore undreamt of places. I can only hope.