About Me




A ‘wordbender’ is a writer who watches too much Avatar: The Last Airbender. In the show, ‘bending’ is the art of manipulating the elements. Since my element is the written word, and since I’m a total fangirl, it seemed the obvious fit. 

Though I did not take the title of Wordbender until a few years ago, I have been writing for over 15 years. When I was 9, I decided I would be an author when I grew up. My goal has never wavered.

Middle-grade fantasy is my one great love, though I get the occasional itch for poetry or YA and adult fiction.
 
Publications:

To Slay a Dragon: Being an Instructive Guide Related by the Misadventurous Knight, Sir Roland Springsfield
Bards & Sages Quarterly, October 2013 (original publication)
Bardic Tales & Sage Advice vol VI, August 2014 (anthology, republished as winner of 2013 Author of the Year Award)
 
The Curious Concoctions of Thornton Thoreau
Bards & Sages Quarterly, October 2015 (original publication)
Bardic Tales & Sage Advice volume VIII, August 2016 (anthology, republished as winner of Best Story in October Issue) 
In addition to writing, I review books, watch too much television, and fangirl over both. I learn just as much about storytelling and characters from TV as I do books, so you'll often see me dissect my favorites here. Movie quotes are my spice of life and corny jokes delicacies.
You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Goodreads.

I also review books and vlog about them on my YouTube channel.