I'm a bestselling author who likes to write fun, fast-paced mysteries. I'm also a wife and a mother, a full-time government employee (thank you, taxpayers), and a Christian.

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I've always enjoyed writing. In high school, I often cut class to deliver columns to local newspapers and was called into the principal’s office for interviewing teachers about how sports programs received more funding than academics, which resulted in an article that mysteriously never was published after I submitted it.

Finally, while an undergraduate, I received my first paid writing job as a sports reporter (despite my meager knowledge about sports like football and basketball, soccer and tennis, volleyball and... you get the idea). My sports writing won awards from the North Carolina Press Association.

Since then, I've held jobs that involved writing and editing for the North Carolina Museum of Art, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (where I also received an MFA in Creative Writing), the North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, and the town of Holly Springs. My writing has appeared in various magazines and newspapers, as well as in Windhover, the literary and visual arts journal of North Carolina State University, where I graduated in English with a minor in music. I’m a member of Sisters in Crime.

A resident of a small town near Raleigh, North Carolina, I enjoy wrangling with my two young boys and working on my next mystery novel.