I spent my childhood in South Texas, about ten miles from the U.S.-Mexican border. As a child I spent the summers in Mexico with my grandparents and extended family. During these vacations, I frequently created mysteries that my siblings and cousins could solve.
From 2009-2011, I was regional advisor of the Central Ohio chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and enjoyed planning events for our local chapter.
I've been published in the Columbus Dispatch, www.suspensemagazine.com and
I'm also currently pursuing a Master in Fine Arts: Writing for Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University
Last year sixteen-year-old Autumn solved her sister’s murder. This year, she is part ?of a high school forensic dream team that assists the police when teens are?kidnapped. When it’s discovered the kidnappings are part of a secret online survivor game, the police and team focus on the game maker—the man behind the game.
The focus of the investigation shifts when Autumn is singled out and ?becomes the target of the Game Maker’s sick game. Through ?encrypted messages hidden in steganographs, Autumn must discover who the last ?kidnapping victim is if she hopes to save him in time.
14+ due to violence and adult situations
Sixteen year old math whiz, Autumn, spends her days reading about serial killers and dreaming of becoming an FBI Profiler. She never dreams her first case will be so personal. Her world is shattered when she comes home from school and discovers her murdered sister’s body on the living room floor. When the initial evidence points to a burglary gone wrong, Autumn challenges the police’s theory because of the personal nature of the crime. Thinking that finding the killer will bring her family back together, she conducts her own investigation using her affinity for math and forensics, but her plan backfires and her obsession with the case further splinters her family.
When her investigation reveals the killer is someone she knows, Autumn offers herself up as bait and set a dangerous trap to unmask his true nature and to obtain a confession for her sister’s murder.