About the Author
Thanks for visiting my corner of the internet!
So, here’s a bit about me. I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, where I grew up across the street from a cemetery… which probably explains a lot. Later I moved to Princeton, New Jersey, where I attended middle and high school. Much of my free time was spent in the photography darkroom, writing and editing my school’s art & lit magazine, playing PC games, poking people with swords on the fencing team, and volunteering for the local EMT squad.
In 2007, I moved to Pittsburgh to attend Carnegie Mellon University, where I studied biological sciences. There were quite a few things I liked about being a science major: growing bioluminescent yeast in the lab, a summer of studying reptiles in the wild, and a winter internship taking care of the big cats at the Pittsburgh Zoo. Still, I felt like something was missing. At the start of my junior year, I added creative writing as an additional major and became re-enamored with the craft. That summer I was fortunate enough to attend an intensive, two-week writing workshop in Prague hosted by professors from all over the U.S.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved all things horror, fantasy, and supernatural. I balance a day job in communications with my passion for writing and am lucky enough to belong to a fantastic local writing group. I’m a huge Buffy and Firefly fan, and a recovering World of Warcraft player (four years clean). Recently, when I make time for gaming anymore, I’ve enjoyed playing titles that have been out for a while, including Bioshock, Borderlands, Diablo III and my all-time favorite, Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines. I have a black cat named Binx, because I love Hocus Pocus. Other favorite movies include The Princess Bride and You’ve Got Mail.
My favorite things to read and write are fantasy, sci-fi and horror, with special love for dark urban fantasy and YA. If you want to share any thoughts or think we’d make great critique partners, please feel free to reach out to me! It’s always a pleasure to meet others of the writing persuasion.