About The AUthor

I am an inveterate observer of human nature, creating stories about all kinds of people, some of whom happen to be gay or transgender or bisexual or intersex—people whose destinies are not determined solely by their sexual orientation or gender identity. I write endings that are realistically hopeful rather than sugary and/or "happy ever after." 

After my first novel (A Secret Edge) was published in 2007, I was thrilled that readers assumed I was a gay man. I took it as a great compliment. One reviewer had looked at my website before publishing his review and saw that I was not a man. His comment: “I think it’s wonderful that a lesbian can write so convincingly about gay males.” I took this as a compliment, as well. Even so, it was at that point that I realized I had to come out as straight. 

A Secret Edge  was a finalist in the annual Lambda Literary competition;  The Evolution of Ethan Poe  was on the 2012 ALA Rainbow List and won first place in several Rainbow Awards categories;  Waiting for Walker  was awarded a cash prize by the North Street Book contest; and On Chocorua (book 1 of the Trailblazer series) won first place in the Pencraft Award for Literary Excellence. For Love of God, Book 1 of my Blessed Be series, is on Q Spirit’s top books of 2022.

I have contributed work for LBGTQ+ charitable causes, including a novella benefitting The Trevor Project and a short story Giuseppe and Me supporting author Brent Hartinger's Real Story Safe Sex Project.

I write in a butter yellow study overlooking the Boston skyline.