I wanted to be a writer from the time I was young but I was told you couldn’t make a living doing it unless you were Stephen King, so I spent my 20s pursuing more practical career choices. Like theater costume making. And graduate degrees that sound really impressive but don’t actually have careers that go with them. Basically, I spent several years working as an office temp in jobs that exposed me to just about every industry in Boston, and then had a career in business that paid better but left me feeling flat.
So, now I’ve come back to writing. If I’d done that from the beginning, maybe I would be as famous as Stephen King right now. Who knows, maybe next year.
I wrote my first novel, Telling Lies Online, as part of the National Novel Writing Month challenge in 2015. It took a little longer than a month, and some of it was written from the passenger seat of a car while driving through torrential rain coming home from a cross-country Thanksgiving trip. If you’ve read the book and there was a part you didn’t like, just imagine me writing it while stuck in traffic.
ABOUT MY Books
I am an unapologetic romantic comedy fan, preferably 1990s-era romcoms starring either Meg Ryan or Sandra Bullock. Can you imagine if the two of them had ever been cast opposite one another as a romantic couple? That would have been awesome. And frankly, that's why I write, because the world needs more romcoms and cheesy greeting card company romances starring Meg Ryan and Sandra Bullock as the women-loving-women love interests in all their 1990s golden-age-of-romcom glory.
So, that's what I do. Somebody has to.
You should also know that I adore classic screwball comedies from the 1930s and 1940s, and could watch reruns of I Love Lucy every day of my life. I have a closet full of 1950s style dresses, and more fluffy petticoats to go underneath than I should probably admit to in public. Please don't judge me. Once a costumer, always a costumer.
Most importantly, I firmly believe that every love story deserves to be told. My characters are often normal people just like you and me. They work as accountants and office temps. They want to lose ten pounds. They're funny. They're flawed. Sometimes they're over forty. Occasionally, they are rich and famous, but please don't hold it against them because rich and famous people need love, too.
At the end of the day, I want to make readers laugh a lot, cry a little, (but not too much), and come away from my books believing there's somebody out there for everybody. If that's the kind of story you want to read, I'd be honored if you'd give one of mine a try.
ABOUT I Heart Lesfic
About a year after I started publishing, I reconnected with my childhood friend TB Markinson and discovered that we were both writing lesfic! Ever since then, we've found ways to work together, whether by beta reading or cowriting, and we decided at the start of 2021 to take a more formal approach to a business partnership by having me join her in working on her wildly successful website, I Heart Lesfic. I'm really looking forward to my involvement with such a great site, and I hope you'll go over and take a look and sign up for the new release newsletter if you haven't already. You'll be glad you did!