About

Author SmallI write Young Adult Fiction, mostly Dystopian/Sci-Fi novels with a splash of Romance and a hint of sarcasm. I’m also a graphic artist, wife, mother, and Red Vine lover. I grew up in the Deep South surrounded by bayous, magnolia trees, crawfish and great people. My culture is a huge part of my life, and you can see some of those details in my writing.

Other Works & Achievements Include:

  • Zoo was on Amazon’s Top 100 Best Sellers in Teen & Young Adult Dystopian eBooks for over a straight year. It still occasionally bounces back up on the list! 🙂
  • All three books of the Exalted Trilogy having been riding in Amazon’s Top 100 Best Sellers in Teen & Young Adult Science Fiction & Dystopian Romance eBooks for multiple months since the release of United.
  • United (Book 3 of the Exalted Trilogy) was awarded a CROWNED HEART for excellence by InD’tale Magazine in the May 2016 issue.
  • Second Place Winner for Fiction Short Story in the BWG 2015 Members Only Contest. (Piece was titled: Drowning in Air)
  • Cover Art Designer for the Bayou Writers Group Anthology – Volume 2 (2015)
  • Chief Editor & Cover Art Designer for the Bayou Writers Group Anthology – Volume 1: JOURNEYS (2014)
  • Z00, Exalted and Denounced were feature in LSU’s Alumni Magazine (Summer 2014 Edition).
  • Judge for the 2014, 2015 & 2016 Louisiana Education Loan Authority’s (Lela’s) scholarship contest.
  • Zoo was featured in the November 2013 “Titles for Teens” Newsletter for the Saskatoon Public Library. The article is called “New YA Books You Should Totally Read!”
  • 2013 On the Wall Contest Winner at the Bridge to Publication Conference in Lake Charles, LA. (Piece was titled: Fate)
  • 2013, 2014 & 2015 Editor of Gator Bites and author of flash fiction pieces in the brochures.
  • Judge for 2013 Emporia Middle School Creative Writing Contest.
  • Cover Art Designer for author Donna Hawk’s Novels: The Key to the Iron City, The Mortgatha Trilogy 3-in-1, and Desert Gold.
  • Cover Art Designer for author Joshua K.H. Murray Novel: Setting Sun Volume 1.

Thanks for reading!