My debut, The Forest Bride, is here

cover of The Forest Bride showing a drawing of a couple kissing in a forest

He saved her life. Now she’s wondering why.

Rose will never escape the castle. The guards have caught her every time she’s tried. After thirteen years imprisoned in her tower, she’s resigned to her fate of an arranged marriage to a vain, tiresome, and/or brutish prince. Until she meets Dustan.

Dustan isn’t like the other princes who’ve come. He’s kind and asks Rose her thoughts. But Rose discovers that Dustan harbors a secret—he may not be a prince… or human. Read more.

Fantasy chick lit?

Since I began writing romance, I’ve wondered where my stories fit in. They have a central love story (romance) and they’re set in a fantasy world (fantasy), but they’re lighthearted and not terribly violent.

I found myself thinking, “They’re what fantasy heroines take to read when they go on vacation”—the beach read of the fantasy world. I’m not crazy about the term “chick lit” but “fantasy chick lit” seems like the clearest way to describe my books, or possibly “nonviolent fairytale romance.” If you like Sophie Kinsella novels, but wish they had fairies and magic in a fantasy world, then my books are for you.

A fairy tale with benefits… download now

Cinderella in a white gown, sitting in a shabby room, gazing as if daydreaming

Ella’s desperate to see Prince Char one last time before his mother forces him to marry. But the magic spell that wove Ella’s gown and created her horse-drawn coach expires at midnight. She needs to hustle or she’ll be walking home in rags.

Char intends to marry Ella, rags or not. He’s eager for a tryst in her mysterious pumpkin-shaped coach. But when they lose track of the time, things get a bit… sticky.

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About me

vintage drawing of Cinderella sitting by the fire in a dreary kitchen, looking at her one glass slipper

I grew up loving fairytales. One of my teenage attempts at writing fiction was like a version of The Princess Bride with Buttercup and Westley kissing in every scene.

When I returned to fiction writing in 2013, what emerged was like a fairytale, with two differences:

  1. My stories don’t end with only a kiss, and
  2. I’m interested in plots that empower my heroines.

Read more about my mission as a writer.

drawing of bouquet of roses and peonies with butterflies