I'm a writer
I'm an eternal optimist with my head in the clouds and my feet to the coals. I've spent my life paving my own path, learning along the way how to transform passion into action with measurable societal impact and countless meaningful relationships.
I consider myself well-rounded. My career as an entrepreneur in the web industry has given me a strong background in technology, online marketing, and design. I've built communities, taught courses, won photography awards, and traveled the world.
I'm driven, stubborn, and a little bit of an asshole.
I've been through some shit. Some would say between losing my home to the Tubbs fire that recently ravaged Santa Rosa and giving birth to a baby with a congenital heart defect, I've had some really crappy luck.
I say, bring it on. All of it's just fuel for my craft. Every ounce of trauma I have been through has blessed me with a lens that allows me to connect with others who also need to dig down deep to find their inner strength.
CURRENT MANUSCRIPT PROJECTS
Nothing Left But Dust
Young Adult Historical Fiction
EDITING / QUERYING
Nothing Left But Dust is a survival / coming of age novel set against a backdrop of the 1906 earthquake and fires. Jo is a stubborn sixteen-year-old Italian girl from the slums of San Francisco afraid to move forward after her father's gruesome suicide. Otto is a world apart, coming from a wealthy and respectable German family who is running away from the city and the pressure of taking over the family business. When the earthquake hits, it hurls them together and challenges them to continually choose survival over surrender.
Think Outrun The Moon with a lot more fire, suspense, a bad guy, and a dash of romance.
After the Wildfire
When Melissa loses everything in a fire, it would be the first in a series of traumas that would threaten to overpower her life and plunge her into an unrelenting depression. Becoming a mother to a child with a congenital heart defect, trying to keep her failing marriage alive, all while rebuilding her home and her life. She struggles to rip herself out of survival mode and learn how to be happy again. But in order to do that, she first has to understand, accept, and love her new self.
Blood And The Crown
Young Adult Speculative Fiction
When a young man discovers he belongs to one of three royal families eligible to be elected into power, he sets out to make the world a better place. In this speculative fiction, a prophecy speaks of a Prime Monarch that would rise out of darkness to bring peace to the realms, but Oren's selfless ambition transforms into unbridled narcissism, putting his seemingly perfect relationship with Emoni at risk as well as the Kingdom of Feloria. Could he be the leader that everyone needs him to be, or are there more dark days ahead?