Growing up in Southern California, I developed a love for the ocean and all things coastal. I lived inland for a few years in Atlanta, Phoenix, and Denver, only to be lured home by the sound of crashing waves and colorful sunsets.
I wrote Heaven or Hell, my first novel, after a stage IV cancer diagnosis. The day after the final edit of this book, the doctor told me that I was in remission—five years later, I heard the words, "You're cured." I believe writing was a critical part of my recovery, and it continues to be an integral to my life.
I'm lucky. I have a passion that keeps me awake at night, friends who have been in my life for decades, family that supports my craziness, a home on the beach, many more novels in my head, and a body that is healed. I am forever grateful.