How can I get in touch with you?

You can write me an email or catch me on Instagram.

Do you sell signed paperbacks?

Yes, click HERE to access my online store.

What is the reading order for The Agency Series?

Signed, Endorsed, Contracted and Negotiated are all stand-alone novels that can be read in any order.

Is Prisoned a standalone novel?

Yes, but there’s a spinoff titled, Animal, that’s Beard’s story as well as Monster, which is Breath’s story.

What is the reading order for The Bar Harbor Series?

Pulled Beneath, then Pulled Within, however both can be read as standalone novels.

What is the reading order for The Memoir Series?

Memoirs Aren’t Fairytales, then Scars from a Memoir.

What inspired you to write Memoirs Aren’t Fairytales?

Someone really close to me overdosed. I felt like I’d been hit by a train. I know when it comes to addiction this is something you should expect, but nothing can prepare you for that phone call. Nothing. The other addicts in my life weren’t doing much better—yes, I have several addicts in my life. Addiction was all over the news and appeared on several of the TV shows I watched. It was mentioned on the radio. There was a billboard in my town that advertised a rehab clinic and I drove past it twice a day. Everyone I talked to used the word addiction in some form or another. Were these signs? I had to believe it was more than a coincidence.

After that phone call, I was in pain. I cried. A lot. I shared my feelings with the people around me until I ran out of things to say…but the pain was still there. Writing had always been a release, so I took a notebook and pen, and poured my soul onto the paper. A few hours later, I re-read my words and it wasn’t in diary form or an account of the overdose. I had something there. I’d written the first chapter of a—novel? And so it began…

Where did you get your information and how did you research?

Most of the addicts I interviewed were high. They were dumping the heroin onto a spoon, liquefying the powder/tar, and shooting it into their veins while I was in their presence. Within a few seconds of pulling out the needle—because that’s how long it takes to get high—my questions began. How did they feel? What did they see? What was running through their head? I don’t condone their behavior and I’m not encouraging drug use, but I was in their presence for a reason: to get information…and that’s exactly what I did.

Why the title, Memoirs Aren’t Fairytales, since this is a fictional account?

The line, Memoirs Aren’t Fairytales, appears in my novel. As soon as I wrote it, I knew it had to be the title. It fits the story perfectly; it’s confusing, intriguing, and catchy. The novel is very much written like a memoir. The first person narrative allows the readers to get close to the protagonist, feel her pain, exhale her breath, carry the weight of her past and future.

Are you an expert in addiction?

I’m not a doctor, counselor, or addict. I’m an advocate for addiction recovery.

Are you an expert in addiction?

I’m not a doctor, counselor, or addict. I’m an advocate for addiction recovery.



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