I've been making up stories as long as I can remember. I started writing them down in 2nd grade and have never stopped. I've been influenced by gothic novels and authors like Charlotte and Emily Bronte, Gaston Leroux, Nathanial Hawthorn, Edgar Allan Poe, Beth Revis, Kelly Creagh, and Michael Lawrence.
When I'm not writing, I'm working part time as a Social Media Librarian at a public library, doing book reviews, organizing craft and vendor events, attending PTG meetings, or shuttling my 2 kids around to their various activities.
I love books and have a to-be-read pile long enough to last several lifetimes.
Interesting S.J. trivia: I love Paul McCartney and have seen him in concert 7 times. My favorite animal is the sloth because it's perpetually smiling and they're just so weird. My favorite color is red. My favorite places in the world are Disney World in Florida, Oxford England, and Hartwick Pines in Michigan.
I don't know how to swim and have no piercings or tattoos.
Of Dream Girl: “This part-adventure/part-romance will keep readers on the edge of their seats while trying to figure out where it all will end. This will appeal to fans of the Abandon series by Meg Cabot.”
Deborah L. Dubois,
Voice of Youth Advocates