I grew up in Orangeburg, South Carolina, the daughter of a college professor and a social worker. I spent a lot of time in the library and the solarium on top of the Biology building where my father taught.
I attended the University of Tennessee where I earned a degree in English. After graduation, I started a career in software that led me to Silicon Valley. I worked as a technical writer for a number of years in Alabama and then moved to Silicon Valley in 1994 at the height of the Internet boom. I worked for a long line of start-ups and Fortune 500 companies as a writer, project manager, information architect, professional services manager, and social media strategist.
I live in the Santa Cruz mountains with my husband, John, and our two big lovable dogs (Tyson and Reba), three kick-ass barn cats (Caesar, Xena, and Loki), and my adored indoor princess cat (Scout). THE MOMENT OF EVERYTHING is my first novel.
Other things about me:
- I’m completely invisible to those motion detectors on the faucets in public restrooms. If you see someone wailing her hands under the tap frantically, it’s probably me.
- If you ever wonder what color of something to get me, the default answer is always orange.
- I have a Shakespeare bobble head on my desk right next to my Jane Austen action figure.
- I like eating cantaloupe, watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and dancing to blues music, possibly all at the same time.
- My favorite flavor of ice cream is coffee. Actually my favorite flavor of just about anything is coffee.
- Whenever I hear George Jones sing “He Stopped Loving Her Today” I always cry. And if you don’t, you have a heart of steel.