I live with my husband and a dog named Wilbur in the beautiful, misty mountains of East Tennessee, where the people are charming, soulful, and just a little bit crazy. I’ve been everything from a tax collector to a stay-at-home-mom to a professional actress and director. Pre-COVID, I loved to travel the world, go to the Outer Banks for my ocean fix, and hang out at the local pub. (Didn’t we all?) Now, when I’m not churning out cozy-ish mysteries with humor and a little romance, I love to watch old movies, solve crossword puzzles, and make my day complete by answering the Final Jeopardy! question. My Southern roots and the affectionate appreciation for the rural towns I leave near inspire the settings and characters I write about.