About Me

My Bio

I am a master planner and a self-professed book dragon. As the Launch and Operations Specialist at Author Accelerator, I work to help authors achieve their dream of completing a manuscript.

In my spare time, I enjoy reading and reviewing books for my blog and the Cedar Rapids Gazette. I volunteer for ICON, Iowa’s longest running science-fiction and fantasy convention, and am one of the founders of Imagine Other Worlds with Authors, a multi-genre author-signing event. When not absorbed in the world of books, I can be found riding horses, shooting pictures, and spending time watching movies with my husband while cuddling with my two cats.

New Releases I’m Reading Soon

Recent Reviews

Top 5 Favorite Places to Travel

  • Disney World
  • Seattle
  • New York City
  • Kansas City
  • wherever my nieces and nephews are at

Top 5 Favorite Songs

This or That

  • Coffee or Tea? Coffee
  • Summer or Winter? Spring
  • Sweet or Savory? Sweet
  • Early bird or night owl? Neither, I like to sleep a lot.
  • Cats or dogs? Cats, baby!

Top 5 Books I Can’t Shut Up About

Top 5 Authors I Adore

  • Diana Gabaldon
  • Mike Mullin
  • Jim C. Hines
  • Dennis W. Green
  • James A. Owen

Top 5 Favorite Book Themes

  • Time Travel
  • Historical Fiction
  • Fairy Tale Retellings
  • Steampunk
  • Dystopian/Apocalyptic

Top 5 Favorite Genres

  • Fantasy
  • Science Fiction
  • Young Adult
  • Fiction

Top 5 TV Shows

  • Lost
  • Powerpuff Girls
  • Carnivale
  • Doctor Who
  • Good Eats

Top 5 Movies

  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • Casablanca
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • The Green Mile
  • Schindler’s List

5 Random Facts About Me

  • My birthday is in August.
  • My favorite color is blue.
  • I love coffee.
  • My favorite pop/soda is Dr. Pepper.
  • Audrey Hepburn is my favorite actress.

Science-Fiction/Fantasy Conventions I’ve Attended

A Few of My Favorite Quotes