There has never been a time when I haven't thought about storytelling. I wake up with it, shower with it, and go to sleep with it. Before I knew to spell my name, I sought the employees at my father's restaurant to help me capture---on the backs of pink order tickets---the endless fictional scenarios running rampant in my head. When I couldn't find willing assistants, I used tape recorders to flush the stories out, resulting in stacks of hour-long cassettes filled with the incoherent ramblings of an overeager, ADHD-riddled preschooler. When I turned nine, I convinced my father to fly me to New York City to solicit my superhero concepts to the receptionist at DC Comics. At fourteen, I queried an anthology of short fiction to publishers, and by high school, I'd completed my first ninety-thousand-word novel. While completing my BA in English at the University of South Florida and pursuing an MA in Ancient History, I won several writing contests, including runner-up for the Mary Shelley Wollstonecraft Award. My readers are a passionate bunch, sending me fan mail, fan art, fan fiction, and custom-made action figures inspired by the books of the Aenya series.
In 2017, I released the first in my epic fantasy series, Ages of Aenya, followed by The Princess of Aenya in 2019 and The Feral Girl in 2022.
In 2023, I quit my day job to devote myself to literary excellence.
My fourth novel in the series, The Magiq of Aenya (working title), is in the works and should be available by 2024/2025.