Bigger than a breadbox, but not by much. Also, really loves bread.

I write strong yet relatable heroines, flawed but redeemable heroes, and the occasional villain you'll love to hate. I like to subvert tropes to create original ways of looking at the familiar. Common elements in my stories include intriguing settings, art and architecture; exploration of immortality (both literal and figurative); hiding symbolism in plain sight; ending chapters with kick-ass cliffhangers; and centering girls who rescue themselves. I also wrote three books with hot Italian heroes!

Published by 2 of the BIG 5. Wrote on spec for Legendary Pictures, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Simon & Schuster. Optioned for a podcast by MediaCorp Singapore. Numbers person at a Uni. Art historian in another life.

My books:
📚[NOT JUST ANY OTHER] GHOST STORY: YA Paranormal
📚PLUNDER 💲(Pirate King 1): historical adventure/Pirates of the Caribbean Published by Hachette Audio
📚SCUTTLE (Pirate King 2): historical adventure/Revolutionary war
📚WATERS OF OBLIVION: paranormal romance/immortal love triangle
📚PIT LANE PERSEPHONE: sports romance/rivals to lovers
📚THE PLAGUE DOCTOR'S DAUGHTER: historical fantasy
📚CHRISTMAS WITH NICK KLAAS: Netflix holiday rom-com in Lapland
📚SPY CANDY: female James Bond (novella)
📚THE KEEPERS: Gothic paranormal (novella)
📚ZELDA CROWE AND THE CURSE OF THE JADE LOTUS (incomplete): 1920s cozy (novella)
📚VANGUARD (incomplete): underwater dystopian

Wattys 2021 WINNER for Historical Fiction and special HQ prize for "Catchiest Hook" THE PLAGUE DOCTOR'S DAUGHTER
Wattys 2021 Shortlist CHRISTMAS WITH NICK KLAAS
Winner @XOXOconnects THE LAST RESORT (2017 Pocket Star Books)
Winner @Target Once Upon Now BETWEEN EARTH & SKY (2016 Gallery Books)
Winner #mediacorpcontent podcast contest
Semi-finalist @TNT horror & @Travel Brilliantly contest
Honorable Mention/Shortlist @NARomance 2021

WattCon London (2015) & WattCon NYC (2016) Panelist
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Guys with the latest update today on GHOST STORY, I've run out of banked chapters, which means that I have to write about 2k new words a week to keep up my posting schedule. I know where the story is...
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