Welcome! Thank you so much for stopping by. You may be here because you love books as fervently as I do. If so, we have lots to talk about. Let me introduce myself: I am a writer and copyeditor from Central Texas. Books have been a part of my family for generations. Ever since I can remember, I’ve been writing stories and dreaming of the magical moment when my books would join the ranks. God has graciously allowed me to bring this dream to fruition.
I draw inspiration for my writing from the Greatest Story Ever Told, which culminates in the Messiah’s salvation offered to every person. My life would be meaningless without my relationship with Yeshua (Jesus). I’m also inspired by the classics, especially the works of my favorite authors Jane Austen, Elizabeth Goudge, L. M. Montgomery, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Louisa May Alcott. I love history, and my contemporary fiction always has a historical bent. I love studying literature and getting into the deep issues of spirituality and worldviews. You may like to check out my Library page to see the books I recommend as reading material that’s really worth your while. I recommend them as a girl to other girls, but there is probably something for everyone on that list!
My first book, Family Reunion, also the first in the Six Cousins series, is about things I know well: homeschoolers, family interaction, the Texas Hill Country, and the longing for beloved stories to be part of one’s own life. I’ll be self-revealing here: Marielle, the protagonist, is a lot like me, particularly at age fourteen. The sequel, England Adventure, is inspired by my extreme Anglophilia. My work of historical fiction, Suit and Suitability, a retelling of Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, is part of a multi-author series called the Vintage Jane Austen.
Besides writing fiction, I also blog at Kelsey’s Notebook, freelance copyedit and proofread, and contribute to Parashah Messiah. As an avid student of the Bible, I’m trying to make Hebrew my second language. To counteract all that time at a desk, I love being active, especially when it means practicing and teaching martial arts and traveling to fascinating destinations.