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Leaves Shadow

About Me

I write speculative fiction, mainly fantasy and a little soft sci-fi.


I am currently querying a science fantasy series (see The Pitch for more info). The first manuscript, Awakener, has placed as a Page Turner Awards finalist for 2022 and made the long list for the 2023 Awards.

I also write short fiction. I have received two 2023 honorable mentions from L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Award and was a finalist in the 2022 Parsec Short Story Award.

A few all-time favorite authors: Terry Goodkind, Brandon Sanderson, Patricia McKillip, Patrick Rothfuss, Jim Butcher, C.S. Freidman

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Interested in more?

I've lived in Maryland my whole life and have been working in art education since 2008, inspiring young minds to find their voices. When I find the time, I work on my own art as well and sell some of it online.

My art portfolio can be found here.

I'm married to the love of my life, who gives me feedback on my stories and gave me the courage to share them with others. I am a stepmother to two amazing girls and live within 15 minutes of my immediate family (and I'm happy about it).

I often come up with my best stories between the hours of 2 am and 4 am. I wake up in the middle of the night, grab my phone, and email ideas to myself. It's an exciting thing to wake up to later, though it's probably not great for my health! 

I also love cooking, especially for others, and playing video games when I should be doing something more productive.

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