Hi there. Thanks for visiting my little e-corner of the world. I’m a storyteller. Because I like to settle in and get to know my characters, I write novels. And by getting to know my characters, I mean torment them. Conflict, conflict, conflict, right? About my work:
STORK—my YA debut—released in October of 2010 with Candlewick Press. It’s the story of 16-year-old Katla (Kat) Leblanc, whose life is upended after a move from L.A. to Minnesota. As if being the new kid isn’t challenge enough, Kat is drawn into an ancient society of women with the extraordinary task of soul delivery. Complicating things further is Jack Snjosson, an aloof classmate. Given their relationship’s rocky start, Kat would never believe they share a history—never mind destiny. STORK was starred by VOYA and received the 2011 Westchester Fiction Award.
THE McCLOUD HOME FOR WAYWARD GIRLS, contemporary women’s fiction, was published on August 2, 2011 by Berkley Books, an imprint of Penguin. It’s the story of three generations of women who run a bed and breakfast from their historic property, formerly a home for unwed mothers, and the scandalous family secret that surfaces when the inn hosts the funeral of the town matriarch.
FROST released on October 11, 2011. In this sequel to STORK, Katla Leblanc is finally settling into her life in chilly Minnesota. In fact, the ex-California girl even hopes for a white Christmas. But Katla’s wintry wish unexpectedly turns into the snowstorm of the century, drawing the attention of Brigid, a gorgeous environmental researcher with an unusual interest in Katla’s boyfriend, Jack.
Finally, FLOCK, book three in the STORK trilogy, released on September 25, 2012. In this final installment, Katla must use her wit, her soul-delivering powers, and a few out-of-this-world colleagues to fend off a disaster of epic proportions. About FLOCK, the incredible Meg Cabot blurbed: “Highly original plot, humor, and sizzling romance … I found myself turning pages late into the night.”
Of recent note, I was incredibly honored to receive the 2013 Iowa Author Award in the children/young adult category. Fancy dinner included.
While neck surgery in January of 2015 and a difficult recovery have delayed recent projects, I am always writing and hope to have something completed soon.
Thanks for stopping by. I’m very grateful to you, the reader. Writing novels is a joy and a privilege. There are a lot of fabulous reads out there. I’m honored you’ve found my books. Best,