Author has written 4 stories for Romance, and Sci-Fi.
Why "AwkwardSumbarine"?: Know the "awkward turtle" hand gesture? Well, it's kind of like that. Only a submarine. The "Awkward Submarine" came from a very insane car ride with my best friend. Needless to say, I got pretty attached to it. Also I have a strange and mysterious love of submarine movies.
All-time Book Favorites: Harry Potter, anything Philip Pullman, fairy tales, Sherlock Holmes, Ella Enchanted, Dealing With Dragons (and sequels), Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Anne of Green Gables (yes, only the first one)
Newer Book Loves: Winternight Trilogy, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Neil Gaiman, Court of Thorns and Roses
Romance Influences: Jill Shalvis, Cherry Adair, Lucy Monroe, Donna Kauffman
Television Favorites: Everything Joss Whedon, everything Jonathan Nolan, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, Alias, Nikita, The Great British Baking Show, Sherlock, Scott & Bailey, SOAP
Dream Job: Supervillain
Actual Job: Stage Manager and Quickbooks Minion
WORK ON FICTION PRESS:
Blindsided (in progress)
A re-imagining of the characters and themes central to Bang Bang. Ally, Rylie, and Mickey are all here, joined by new faces and some old ones too. It's a romance through and through, full of humor and heartbreak and hope.
This idea started life as a long-form roleplay set in An Established Science Fiction Universe That Shall Not Be Named. It survives as an original character, a vague idea of a plot, and an opportunity to stretch some muscles.
Stumble (OLD - published, complete)
This actually started out as a sort of dare to myself; I wanted to see if I could write sexy. The identities and relationship of the characters (a Las Vegas PD cop and a professional dominatrix/yoga teacher) came out of my "Hey, I should write a cheesy romance novel to try and pay for college!" Phase...which I have not totally moved beyond. The piece itself is a sort of experiment designed to stretch my limits as a writer. When I wrote it I meant it as an excerpt of a novel-length work. It may or may not be incorporated into something later. For now, I'm happy with the way it is.
Bang Bang (OLD - published, discontinued)
Alba's story as I imagine it is very close to my heart. There's a lot of me in it - my feelings, my pains, my personality, my experiences. And maybe that's why it's turning out so hard for me to write it in a way that I'm happy with. The original Bang Bang was a priceless exercise in writing emotionally, but it got turned around and confused and I realized I wasn't telling the story I really wanted to. I will definitely be getting back to the story of Ally and Rylie and Mickey and all someday. I know it intimately, and I want to share it. I'm just working on the how.
WORKS IN PROGRESS:
[GONNA WRITE SOME ROMANCE]
Probably shorter scenarios that toy with explicitness. Emphasis on enthusiastic consent!