About me

Let me introduce myself! 

susan-in-glasses-3I’ve always had a love for reading and writing. I’d dreamed of becoming a published author and writer since early on, pitching my first writing effort in the 5th grade to TV Guide. I was ecstatic when I won a humor composition contest in my early adulthood, featured in Campus Life Magazine. Combined with life experiences and a journey that began with a cancer diagnosis, I was spurred on to begin actively pursuing my writing interests, realizing how precious time is and how important it is to follow our dreams.

In 2012, I made my writing debut with a self-published fictional romantic short story collection, followed by my bestselling nonfiction book, PRACTICAL WAYS TO SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE. Like most writers, I have learned a lot along the way and continue to learn each and every day. I have designed book covers, webpages, and I am an obsessive editor/proofreader! 🙂 I enjoy writing fiction and nonfiction and I’m interested in various genres. 

When I’m not writing or dreaming up stories, characters, and book ideas, I am spending time with my wonderful family, including our furry friends. I enjoy singing, flower gardening, reading, playing word games; I make time for prayer, meditation, and Bible study lessons; I drink a lot of coffee, I love nature and music, and I always appreciate learning new things. I live in the United States. I aspire to travel to Europe someday and browse through old manor homes, castles, and walk the English and Irish countrysides–where my ancestors lived. 

I’m currently working on BOOK 2 of my first trilogy, among other projects.

BOOK 1 (which is my debut suspense), THE FALLING OF LEAH, is now available digitally at Amazon and the Kindle Store. 

My brand new cover! It follows the original cover, which has been retired.

Book Cover new The Falling of Leah with Adobe Sparks Aug 2017
Brand new cover
Practice cover for The Falling of Leah cover 9
First cover

Along with my writing endeavors, I am also on a journey to simplify my life—discovering the beauty in the simple things.

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One of my best friends, Bella, a Rat Terrier mix. 🙂