Hi! I'm the author of The Nissera Chronicles, a young adult fantasy series that includes Kingdom of Ash and Briars, Realm of Ruins, and Palace of Silver. I've been writing fantasy since kindergarten, when I penned my first tale about a princess who ran away and lived a the top of a flagpole with two loaves of bread. But it wasn't until I studied abroad in Orléans, France during college that the premise for my first novel materialized. The fairy tale castles, the snowy winter days, and a Disney princess pencil that arrived in a care package from my parents provided the inspiration that allowed me to wrangle all my untold and unfinished stories into a novel.
I live in the Dallas area with my husband, Vince, and our rambunctious pups, Violet and Robb. I'm a freelance writer, vegetarian, TV omnivore, and nature lover. While I may have avoided several southern clichés, I can't live without half-and-half sweet tea and can be caught saying "y'all" about a dozen times a day.