About

I live on the third rock from the sun, while my imagination travels the universe and beyond.

Born in the North Carolina (USA), I spent most of my adult life in New Jersey, working as a software engineer. I moved to Wellington, New Zealand in 2009, and now work as a software developer in the film industry, and live in a house overflowing with books, games, and jigsaw puzzles.

Frustrated from back-to-back readings of several novels filled with cringe-inducing portrayals of supposedly intelligent women, I was goaded into writing down the critical scenes from a movie playing in my daydreams. Husband and daughter loved them, and demanded more. Those scenes grew into my first novel, The Locksmith, and its sequels to come in the Reforging series.

Now if only I had more time to read, write, and go universe hopping…


Caveat emptor: the opinions expressed here are those of an unabashed liberal feminist. If you’re looking for either the libertarian politician or the professional cyclist, look elsewhere.


The picture in the header is of Kapiti Island at sunset. Kapiti Island is a nature reserve off the southern end of New Zealand’s North Island.