About

I have been spinning stories since I was a girl in pigtails, dreaming of riding my horse to victory or rescuing the prince from the dragon. As a grown up, I get to create stories about couples who fall in love while running for their lives. My romantic suspense novels include Dangerous Christmas Memories (Harlequin/Love Inspired Suspense), Deadly Diamonds, Mistletoe & Murder, Illusion of Love, Protecting Her Witness and The Dark Guest. Vanished Without a Trace (Harlequin/Love Inspired Suspense) releases in July 2022.

Wearing my nonfiction hat, I’ve published Hired@Home (DPL Press) and Ending Sibling Rivalry: Moving Your Kids From War to Peace (Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City), as well as Boredom Busters and HomeWork. My stories have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Best Mom Ever!, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Writers, Chicken Soup for the Soul: All in the Family, and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Count Your Blessings.

I turned my love of asking questions into a podcast with “The Romantic Side of Suspense,” where I chat about writing and romantic suspense books with fellow Christian authors.

As an AWSA Certified Coach, I enjoy helping writers, both new and seasoned, achieve success. I also love giving back to the writing community and am president of Capital Christian Writers Fellowship; and a member of American Christian Fiction Writers; ACFW Virginia chapter; Faith, Hope & Love Christian writers; the Christian Indie Publishing Association and the Christian Authors Network.

One of my best writing moments happened in 2015, when I won the American Christian Fiction Writers Genesis award in romantic suspense (which is now published as The Dark Guest). I am  represented by the lovely Tamela Hancock Murray with The Steve Laube Agency. ACFW2ACFWCAN