I write character-driven stories. About people with desires and flaws, thrown into extraordinary circumstances. Or thrown in with people completely different than themselves. I love seeing people change through the course of a story.
Character arcs are my jam.
I live and write in San Jose, California, heart of the Silicon Valley. I don’t write tech thrillers or books about corporate intrigue (at least not right now). What interests me about where I live is not the technology, but the people. I write about people who have come here from all over the world to create tech. I write about the people not in tech–service workers, law enforcement, educators–who are struggling to hang on in a place where the cost of living is set by tech wages.
I’m a former Silicon Valley marketing professional, married to a software engineer. I started teaching high school English six years ago and fell in love with it. In the process, I’ve learned a lot about what makes a good story.
And about the power of stories to inspire, change and save us.