Welcome! I write family-oriented middle-grade and young adult fiction full of magic, monsters, and mystery. If you came looking for adventure, you just might find one waiting in your backyard.

Expedition Expo:

My Work

Field Notes

Look for notes about various field trips and research expeditions, reflections on writing, art and storytelling, and occasional announcements!


Illustrations can bring another dimension of reality to stories. For me, doodling helps to visualize characters and settings.

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I love engaging with readers! Feel free to reach out on Twitter or Instagram–I promise I’m more scared of you than you are of me. 🙂

About Me

Reader, writer and amateur adventurer who loves Old Things and Curious Things and places that hide secrets. Expert road-tripper.

I was homeschooled from first grade through high school. I started writing poetry when I was five and didn’t know what I was doing. I wrote my first story when I was eight and thought I knew what I was doing. I’ve kept two different travel blogs (one in high school, one in college).

Above all, my faith and my family keep me anchored.

True love fights dragons.


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