When I was eight years old, I came home from school one day and declared that I was going to be a writer. I’m not certain what prompted that declaration, but unlike so many other decisions in life, it stuck from that day on.

Wolfkin was my first novel–not the first novel-length thing I had written, but certainly the first worth sharing with anyone else. It was originally completed in 1996.

In addition to writing, I have a MS in biology and have worked as a biologist, archaeologist, and office assistant. My hobbies include hiking, brewing beer, vegetarian cooking, and playing around on the computer.

I live near Charlotte, NC, with my wonderful husband and several cats, who are just like children to us, except they never ask to borrow the car.