Who am I?

I was born and raised in Central Florida. I attended Rollins College and earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling. In 2008, my husband and I moved to the upstate of South Carolina. Although I have enjoyed writing since I was a little girl, it was the move to South Carolina that inspired me to write The Summer I Learned to Dive. When I am not writing, I enjoy hiking, camping, reading, and watching movies. I’m a tea enthusiast and pop culture expert. I’m inspired by music, art and the natural beauty of South Carolina. I live in Greenville, South Carolina with my husband and toy poodle.

My Favorites

Dirty Dancing
Good Will Hunting
Pride and Prejudice (Colin Firth BBC version)
Sense and Sensibility
Some Kind of Wonderful
While You Were Sleeping

To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
I Capture the Castle – Dodie Smith
Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen

The Swimming Song – Vetiver
No One’s Gonna Love You  –  Band of Horses
Emmylou – First Aid Kit
Somebody That I Used to Know – Gotye
Heart of Gold – Tonya Donelly
Such Great Heights – The Postal Service
After the Storm – Mumford and Sons
Just Like Heaven – The Cure
Bluebeard – The Cocteau Twins
Horchata – Vampire Weekend
Learning to Fly – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Mr. Brightside – The Killers
Under the Milky Way – The Church
Soul Meets Body – Death Cab for Cutie
Tonight and the Rest of My Life – Nina Gordon
Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promises – The Avett Brothers

10 Interesting Things About Me

1)      I’ve had The Killers’ Hot Fuss Cd in my car for years.
2)      I can’t dive.
3)      I’m a total sci-fi geek.
4)      I have a terrible singing voice.
5)      I can play the piano.
6)      The movie Rudy makes me cry like a baby.
7)      I know most of the lines from Dirty Dancing.
8)      I love to bake but hate to cook.
9)      Tulips are my favorite flower.
10)    I love tea.