I grew up among the hills and hollows of the Ozarks, the setting of my debut novel, Stone Field, but when I turned thirteen, my family moved to New York and bought and renovated a 150 year-old run-down mansion with another family. Some said the mysterious old house was haunted. I never saw a ghost, but I often wondered about the stories that haunted the nooks and crannies.
I now live with my family in California’s sunny Central Valley, not far from the mountains, the big trees, and the Pacific Ocean. I work at University of the Pacific and am also a student in Pacific’s BFA Studio Art program. When I’m not working, writing, or reading, I am fond of stuffing messages into bottles, making art, and zooming around on my motor scooter, Roxanne. If you find one of my bottle messages, write me back!