About Me

The Short Version: Writer of things ranging from optical network switching white papers to genetic testing patient education materials to historical fiction set in an 1880s asylum.

More Details: Although in 2011 I converted to being a full-time novelist, there’s a part of me which will always think of myself as a freelance technical writer whose most valuable skill is her ability to translate product specifications from Engineer to English. I’m also a spouse and parent.

Like every other tech writer you will ever meet, I’ve spent the last several years working on the next great American novel (well, unless you happen to meet that one tech writer in Concord, Massachusetts who paints. I’ve also heard that there’s a technical writer in California who’s in a band, but I have yet to personally confirm this outrageous accusation).

When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write and research than the current one), my writerly self can be found sifting through the stacks in the church’s archives looking for a few good stories to tell, blogging about life with a very curious Seven-Year-Old at Caterpickles, or musing about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.