I grew up in Alabama but have spent much of my adult life in the Midwest, currently living with my husband in Indiana with our two goldendoodles, Jake and Bailey. Inspired by a family legacy of oral storytelling, I began creating stories and adventures for my son when he was growing up. With encouragement from family and friends, I began to write them down. My first book, The Bloody Shoe Affair: A daring and thrilling adventure with the jailer’s daughter, a YA mystery, was published in 2015. Genuine Deceit, an adult suspense novel, is my second novel. .
The first thing I learned about fiction writing was to write what you love and what you know. The Bloody Shoe Affair: A daring and thrilling adventure with the jailer’s daughter is a fictitious story set in a fictitious, southern rural town inspired by the personalities and relationships of real people, my cousin and me, and a wonderful rural family. My cousin was truly the county jailer’s daughter and from a small, southern town and just as vivacious, spunky, double-dare-you, and as beautiful as Lily. I, on the other hand, was the skinny, shy and an extremely insecure fraidy-cat. I love her dearly and will always treasure the special relationship we continue to share.