Writing has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. I love to create characters and stories and see where my imagination takes them.
I started my first novel back in 2006 and it took me nearly 10 years to finish it because—you know—life got in the way.
Once I started writing again, though, I knew I wasn’t going to be able to stop. So I didn’t.
Instead, I prioritized my craft and completed my second novel on New Years Eve 2018; meeting my self-imposed deadline by just a few hours.
The first several months of this year were spent editing and revising my second novel until I felt ready to start querying. A process that ended recently when I signed with my literary agent! (I’m still kind of in awe that I get to use phrases like ‘my agent’.)
The need to write continued to consume me, and after a lifetime spent listening to my grandmother’s incredible stories about life in war-time London, I finally decided to use them as the inspiration for my third novel.
When I’m not writing or reading, you can find me hanging out with my husband and two daughters with—depending on the time of day—either a cup of coffee or a glass of wine in my hand. And a book in my purse.