About me

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I’m a Texas girl.

Growing up in Garland (a suburb of Dallas) gave me a lot of fodder for “place” in my fiction. The sheer vastness of the suburb and my own shyness as a young girl made Garland both a wilderness and a city of isolation.

I write about girls. And sometimes, boys.


Novalee and the Spider Secret‘s getting nice reviews! (See more in the Reviews tab.)

Lori’s story “We Could Learn a Lot,” Finalist in the Nelson Algren Literary Award contest, The Chicago Tribune.


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