More About Me

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AFTER A RECENT MOVE to Charleston, SC I’m learning to love the beach as much as I love the North Carolina mountains where I grew up. It’s a little hotter here in the lowcountry, but I’m embracing the heat and all that comes with it. I love to spend time outdoors with my husband, Josh, our six children, and a growing assortment of pets. But also? I love hanging out at home with a great movie or a favorite book and eating delicious food that, when I’m lucky, I didn’t have to prepare myself.

Ages ago, I studied English at Brigham Young University. I dream of getting a masters degree so I can teach creative writing in some tiny obscure classroom where the students won’t realize that most days, I have no idea what I’m doing. I’ve published two inspirational novels with Covenant Communications, The House at Rose Creek (2013), and Mountains Between Us (2014), but here lately I’ve been focusing on clean romantic comedy. I love the idea that you can enjoy a fun, romantic book, and then pass it to your daughters to enjoy as well. Love at First Note (Covenant 2016) was the 2016 Whitney Award Winner in the Contemporary Romance category, and Wrong For You, also through Covenant, was released in May of 2017.

With the youngest of the children finally in school, I’m determined to write novels during daytime hours for a change. What am I working on?

Here’s the official list:

  • Another RomCom for Covenant’s 2018 line up
  • A collection of essays on Mothering I swear I WILL eventually finish
  • A Regency romance I NEVER thought I would want to write but somehow fell in love with and now, I MUST
  • My secret love–a Young Adult novel I would love to see out in the world someday