I was born in a small town in Northeastern Wisconsin, the oldest of four girls. From an early age, my mom instilled a love of reading in all of us. Many of my childhood memories are of my mom reading Little House on the Prairie books to us during long car rides up to the cabin. As I grew older, my love of reading everything under the sun turned to writing, which was encouraged by my dad. He was actually the first person to give me the advice “Write what you know” and is always eager to pass along words of wisdom he finds on the subject of writing.
My first romantic short story was published in 2011. Between then and when my publisher closed their doors in 2019, I published more than twenty pieces of short romantic fiction. I am a member of RWA and WisRWA (the Wisconsin chapter of the Romance Writers of America). I was previously WisRWA’s Vice President of Programming and then interim Vice President of Communication, and I had the pleasure of coordinating the Write Touch Readers’ Award Contest for two years. I am currently chapter President.
In my spare time, I enjoy baking and crafting of all kinds. I love planning and coordinating things, even things that really don’t need to be planned at all. (Do you know that movie where Ashton Kutcher prepares an itinerary for date night? I’ve totally done that.) I also enjoy going for walks, playing boardgames, and spending time with my family.
I still live in small town Northeastern Wisconsin, now with my other half Nate and our fur baby, a pit bull named Molly.