About Me

The Second Home is my debut novel. 

Since the 1890's, our family has had ties to a home in Wellfleet. When my grandparents lived there, we visited for a few weeks each summer throughout my childhood. I still go back as often as I can. 


As much as I love Cape Cod, I also enjoy living in the Midwest. I grew up in Milwaukee and now live in Madison, Wisconsin, with my husband John. We have two grown kids, Olivia and Tim. I'm a certified spin instructor, and I serve on the board of Wisconsin Conservation Voters.


In 2011, I received my PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I previously taught creative writing at Beloit College. I recently completed my second novel, SHOULDER SEASON, and I can't wait to share it with readers in 2021. 

Photo credit: James Bartelt

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