I live in southeast Wisconsin on a small farm with my husband, a handful of Australian Shepherds, Her Royal Highness Princess Fionna (the cat) and assorted livestock. Growing up as the youngest daughter of a librarian, I spent more time between stacks of books and secluded away in the dusty archives than was probably even remotely normal. With so many characters and ideas spinning in my head, I had to get them out onto paper or risk what little sanity I possessed. (Try being the youngest of nine children and see how sane you stay.) I have been spending my free time sitting in front of some type of keyboard or another since I was a kid and got my first typewriter. It wasn’t even electric. Before that it was pen and paper, which I still resort to from time to time. I have published a few poems and non-fiction articles, but my real passion is fantasy and urban fantasy.
When not writing I train and trial working Australian Shepherds, paint, dabble in photography, graphic design and anything else creative my assorted muses send my way.