I am a writer. Always a reader. Sometimes a runner. I've been a marathoner and a triathlete. I'm a seasonal gardener, a sporadic cheesemaker, and an occasional baker.
I adore cheese and French 75s. Rosé in the back yard in summer is one of the best experiences in the world. I am not crafty, but every once in a while, Pinterest makes me think otherwise.
My daughter is the light of my life, the reason for my rapidly graying hair, and one of the smartest, funniest, & most exasperating people I've ever met.
I have several tattoos, a normal amount of piercings, and not nearly as many beautiful high heels as I used to (damn you, aging and foot surgery!).
I've been writing stories for as long as I can remember but didn't publish my first novel until I was 40.
I'm not fond of heights, or crowds, or people in general. I do like travel, though, so I put up with flying coach until such time as I have my own private time machine (and/or airplane).
I live in Portland with my kidlet, my husband (the beer guy), and four cats (RIP, Mr. Fish).