This is an old photo of me with my cat Buckwheat.

I was born during the winter in Mississippi, where it rarely snows. Winterborn is my first novel for children. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree from Mississippi College and a Masters from Belhaven University. When I'm not writing, I enjoy reading, art, music, movies, and video games. I have a weakness for TV shows, movies, games, and books that involve ghosts.

What I Write: Most everything I write involves some element of fantasy. Winterborn happens to be a middle grade fairy tale with a traditional setting. It includes fairies, witches, wizards, ghosts, and grimalkins. It occurs in the days leading up to Christmas.

What's Next: As of 5/23/2018, I'm currently working on a YA horror story, but I can't divulge details about it yet. It started out as a MG short story, but it's grown up since I started. I just go with the flow. 

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Favorite Things

None of these topics is set in stone. For example, there were many movies that were great that I didn't list. Also there were many books and authors that influenced me as a writer that I didn't list.

Favorite Color

Favorite Foods
Filet mignon, oysters on the half shell, sushi, and pasta

Favorite Books
The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Changes by Jim Butcher
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
The Book of Atrix Wolf by Patricia A McKillip
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender
Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling
Theodosia & the Last Pharaoh by R.L. LaFevers
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
Ashwood by C.J. Malarsky
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
The Thirteen Clocks by James Thurber
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Favorite Poetry
"The Light the Dead See" by Frank Stanford
"Old McDonald [Had a Farm]" by Joseph Hunt
"The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe
"The Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll
"When God Lets My Body Be" by e e cummings
Halloween, a Romaunt by Arthur Cleveland Coxe

Favorite Movies and TV Shows
The Magicians, Midsomer Murders, Fringe, Game of Thrones, Supernatural, Home Alone, Murder on the Orient Express (w/David Suchet), Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, Agatha Christie's Marple (w/Geraldine McEwen), The Matrix, Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Inception, The Virgin Queen, The Woman in Black, The Babadook, The Wonder Boys, Taken, The Prestige, and almost anything starring Robert Downey Jr.

Favorite Songs/Artists/Soundtracks
"You Can't Always Get What You Want" by The Rolling Stones
Little Women and Oscar and Lucinda soundtracks by Thomas Newman
"Fly Me to the Moon" by Tony Bennett
"Can't Take My Eyes off of You" by Frankie Valli
"Glass" by The Anix
Two Steps from Hell
Breaking Benjamin
Far from the Madding Crowd soundtrack by Craig Armstrong
The Matrix soundtrack
"Extreme Ways" by Moby
Starset's Transmissions album

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