I'm an award-winning novelist specializing in historical fiction based on real people. I enjoy the challenge of starting with actual people and dramatizing their lives–discovering what motivated them to behave as they did and recreating their emotional world through dialogue and action. I pride myself on crafting carefully researched and realistic fiction. Doubleday published my debut novel, PARLOR GAMES, in 2013. My second novel, EDEN WAITS, was published by Milford House Press in 2019. Milford House Press released THE POINT OF VANISHING in 2021. I'm an avid opera fan and enjoy gardening, art films, and, of course, great fiction. I live in Portland, Oregon.