I grew up in the small southern town of Danville, Virginia. The granddaughter of a preacher on my Daddy’s side and an epic storyteller and musician on my Mama’s side. I was an unapologetic tomboy who always had my nose buried in a book. As you can imagine, spinning tales in my head, on the page, and out loud was in my blood. I scribbled scenes down on pieces of paper and notebooks and created stories in my head on long drives – in between four-part harmony with my family on the way to a singing gig for our family band.
The stories never left me but as I got older, I put aside the urge to put them down on paper as I made my way through college, law school, marriage and motherhood. I promised myself that I would write that book. . .someday. And then two weeks before I turned 40, a dear friend lost her 5 year battle with breast cancer and I realized that I was never guaranteed all those days in the distant future when I would write the book in my heart. As my friend said, “Someday is not a day of the week.”
So, I started writing and I kept writing and I kept writing until one day I was offered a publishing contract and I’ve never looked back.
I love Haribo gummy bears and caramel anything. I adore Pembroke Welsh Corgis and I wear red everyday. I am a comic book geek who was thrilled when Superman and Wonder Woman finally got together. My favorite things are my kid’s laughter and my husband’s blue eyes.
As a biracial Native Amercian, I firmly, unequivocally, and without any doubt believe that everyone deserves love and I make sure they get it in my books. I write books that I would have loved to read when I was younger – where someone who looked like me got to be the center of the story and their search for love mattered.
Thanks so much for reading and letting me live this dream. I love to hear from readers, so drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. I always write back . . .
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I am represented by Nalini Akolekar at Spencerhill Associates.