I’m an island girl.
I grew up on a rugged, wind-swept island in the middle of the North Atlantic. Newfoundland is known for its distinct culture, extreme weather, wonderful storytellers, musicians and quirky sense of humor.
For five years, I lived in the Canadian North, where I learned about skidoos, car battery warmers, the Northern Lights, and the long twilight days of summer.
I used to work as an environmental scientist with secret dreams of being a writer, but in 2007 that all changed. My husband and I packed up our family and moved to the small island of Curaçao in the South Caribbean Sea. I now have time to write, bake, chauffeur my three amazing, talented kids around, and have sun-filled adventures with my wonderful friends.
In 2012, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I’m fine now, but the experience taught me to appreciate my health, my family and my friends. I’ve learned to pay attention to the things that really matter.
I’m an active member of the Romance Writer’s of America, which is an amazing support network and community for writers. I am a member of several chapters including YARWA for young adult writers, RWA-WF for women’s fiction writers and the Outreach International chapter for writers in remote corners of the world.
I write about unlikely heroines, first loves, secrets, family tragedies and happy endings. I hope you enjoy reading my books as much as I enjoyed writing them.
One summer can change everything...
Haunted with guilt after his girlfriend’s death, Daniel Hudson has no interest in committing to anyone. At the end of the summer, he’ll be leaving Florida for a new start in college. If only he could avoid the mysterious new girl in town, who seems every bit as naive and eccentric as she looks. Trouble is, she’s hard to ignore, with her beautiful piercing eyes, pitiful-looking dog, and unsettling tendency of finding trouble.
Clover Scott lived her whole life off the grid and arrives on the Gulf coast in search of her grandparents. She never expected to nearly drown, or get caught in a hurricane, or fall in love with the boy who rescues her. Now, she has a chance to rewrite her life’s story, to finally fit in somewhere, but Daniel wants answers about her past. When the police start asking questions about the disappearance of her parents, she must make a choice: go to jail or confess her secrets—even if they might destroy her chance at a happily-ever-after.