I was born in West Virginia, grew up in Ohio, and have lived in Minnesota, Virginia, Indiana, Georgia, and southern Germany. Aside from creative writing, I speak German and love travel, the outdoors, and food and culture (especially the part of culture that has to do with food!).

Most of all, however, I love the three F's, my family, friends, and felines. I am back in Ohio now, where I am a busy mom who works from home. My husband, Fritz, is a local optometrist, and my daughter, Anna, is in high school. Our cat, Luna, is a pampered Bengal girl.