Welcome and thanks for stopping by! Big excitement looms, as my next novel, Heart of Deception, is coming out in April

Last year, my first as a Harper Collins author, was incredibly exciting. My first novel, Heart of Lies, was selected as a “Next Great Read” by the Association of American Booksellers, and I was chosen as an “Author to Watch” by Target Stores’ “Emerging Author” program. I also was asked to speak at the Library of Congress (be still, my heart!) as part of their luncheon guest speaker series, participated with fellow Emory alum Lynn Cullen on a panel at the Decatur Festival of Books in Atlanta, meet with booksellers and librarians all over the country, and visited with book clubs from Los Angeles to Seattle to Texas, Virginia and Atlanta. This year promises to be even busier, and I am so grateful to the readers who continue to help make wonderful things happen!

Connecting with my readers is always inspirational. I especially love to visit with book clubs, and always encourage candor, which invariably helps me improve my writing. Lately I’ve found that Facebook, in addition to being a great avenue of communication between me and my readers, also provides an easy way to tag up with other authors, which for me is both entertaining and comforting. It’s nice to know I’m not the only one capable of writing my character into a corner!

So please take some time to explore this website, and get to know me, my characters, and something about the historical events that inspired it all. I hope to hear from you soon.