While reading fiction has been a long-standing and delightful past-time, writing it is a rather new experience. Friends had suggested it for a while, but it wasn’t until I read a piece that garnered attention from several I trusted that I dipped my toe into these waters. I quickly discovered two things: (a) it’s not as easy as it looks, and second, despite the challenges, writing fiction is a blast. To fashion worlds out of words? To imagine a different result from that awkward encounter of long ago? To meet completely new characters who want their story told? Sign me up.

To date, I’ve written three novels–and while they’re different in genre, they share a similar style: gentle humor, curious characters, small town dynamics, questions & puzzles. If you’re a reader who likes Alexander McCall Smith, Jan Karon, or Tom Rachman, I think you’ll enjoy these books, too!