I am a writer of historical and contemporary fiction represented by Erin Harris at Folio Literary Management. My debut novel The Secret Daughter of the Tsar (St. Martin’s Press/Griffin) is available now. My second novel The Tsarina’s Legacy will release in April 2016.

When not reading or writing, I enjoy line dancing, exploring the San Francisco Bay Area, binge watching Netflix, and experimenting with vegetarian recipes. I have worked as a prospect research analyst, a fifth grade teacher, and a community health educator.