I've always wanted to tell stories for a living. I've studied and lived and taught in California, New York, London, Japan, and now I live in North Carolina with the love of my life and too many cats. I can't stand the idea that the only great story to be told in romance is will-they-or-won't-they, when there's a whole other world to explore through the looking glass once they do! Exploring the unseen side of relationships, exploring what makes characters special when they're in awful situations, exploring how a book can grab you and refuse to let you go-those are the passions that drive my storytelling. I love world-building, I love language, and I love hearing people speak about something that makes them truly passionate. I love books that you can fall into like comfortable furniture, and trust them to take you for a ride through haunted woods. I want people to feel challenged and delighted rather than simply amused and distracted. I believe in the power of entertainment, and I hope to share some of the stories and characters that live in my mind.