I was raised in a town called Murfreesboro in the very center of Tennessee. As a kid, I was constantly walking into things because my eyes were on a book. I loved books so much that I dreamed about writing my own.
After high school, I moved to LA to study film at the University of Southern California. My first job after college was assisting an independent movie producer and a literary manager, then I moved to the motion picture literary department of a talent agency. I loved being a part of the process of shaping scripts into stories that would come to life onscreen.
But eventually, I realized that I still wanted to write my own stories. I'd grown up, but my childhood dream hadn't. So I moved to Sydney for a Master's program in writing at Macquarie University. While I was in Australia, my world grew in beautiful, bright, and unexpected ways.
A year later, I moved to New York City and finished the book I'd started writing in Sydney. That book is called Eden's Wish, and it was released by Disney-Hyperion on September 1, 2015. The second book in the series, Eden's Escape, was released in September 2016.