Bio

A little bit about me . . .

I’m a mother, writer, teacher, and lover of books—literary and otherwise. I first experienced genre confusion when one of my own professors asked what type of writing interested me, and I answered “historical romance.” (She meant fiction or nonfiction.) Although I never pursued my career as a romance writer, I did follow my dream of writing a traditional mystery. Set in the Midwest, the Professor Prather academic series captures my love of the Great Plains and university life.

I’ve taught English and humanities at South Dakota’s public and private universities for over ten years. Academically, my interests lie in English Language Learning, Transcendentalism, and the Lost Generation. When I’m not in the classroom, I love spending time with my family. I’m married to my partner in crime and have two wonderful daughters. We love to travel together, read together, and eat pizza together. And when it comes to watching movies, we can always agree on our favorite characters: Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Gang!

I love hearing from readers, students, and just about anyone else who might want to talk about books, kids, or South Dakota’s weather. (Yes, winters really are that cold.) Contact me through the Contact page, or e-mail me directly at [email protected].

On Sale November 12, 2019