I still have a trunk full of spiral-bound notebooks of short stories written in a child's handwriting. While I've graduated to using a computer for writing, I still find files of mysterious information saved for future writing endeavors and can even sometimes remember why I saved them. In my life before writing, I earned a BS in microbiology from the University of Pittsburgh and worked as a mad scientist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Immunologic Monitoring and Cellular Products laboratory.

In January 2011, I graduated from Seton Hill University with a Master of Fine Arts in Writing Popular Fiction. I am active as a judge in various national writing contests and am available for individual or group instruction.

I write mainly horror, but have been knownto delve into mystery and urban fantasy. I definitely prefer dark fiction. From ghosts to zombies, I enjoy the details, and never miss a chance to include something to make my reader squirm.

I can be found in the Pittsburgh area with my husband, two sons, two corgis and one chaotic cat.