Hello!

I write young adult fiction about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender characters. My debut novel, Lies We Tell Ourselves, will be released in October 2014 by Harlequin Teen.


I grew up in Roanoke, Virginia, and escaped to Washington, D.C., at the first opportunity. I now live with my fiancée, an antisocial cat and a goofy hound dog on Capitol Hill and work for a progressive nonprofit organization. I spend my nights and weekends writing young adult fiction about LGBT characters, reading books, and fondly remembering the good seasons of Glee. Unfortunately this doesn’t leave much time free for the aforementioned dog, cat and fiancée, but they’re good sports that way. (Well, not so much the cat, actually.)

Some of my favorite recent young adult books are An Abundance of Katherines by John Green, Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan, Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart, If I Stay by Gayle Foreman, The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth, and The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater.

I was a Lambda Literary Foundation Writers’ Retreat Fellow, and I’m represented by Jim McCarthy of Dystel & Goderich.

My first novel, Lies We Tell Ourselves, will be released in October 2014 by Harlequin Teen.