I didn’t grow up reading any black fantasy authors. There weren’t any. Because of that, I thought I had to write urban books to get published. Then, I discovered authors like Brandon Massey and Tananarive Due and it was like a door opened.

I didn’t make the choice to be a writer, the stories made it for me. Dark Fantasy allows me to combine my two great loves- horror and fantasy. Darkness and dark things have always fascinated me. Subtle creepy is beautiful. Without meaning to, all my stories deal with darkness in some way.

I was a little tired of fantasy and horror books turning brown-skinned people into the other, villains or cannon fodders. Or, they just ignore our existence. I’m so happy there are more black fantasy authors but we still have a long way to go. That’s why I write stories of diverse characters with powers going on dark yet epic adventures.  So far, I’ve published 14 books with Aubey LLC.

I have a Bachelor’s in English: Creative Writing, a Masters in Information and Library Science and I’ve studied Creative Writing in England. I also have an MS in Publishing from NYU.

If it allows me to be stretch my creativity. I am there for it. Writing. Knitting. Photography. Playing in Photoshop. I’m an artist at heart.

My photos and designs often become the inspiration for a fantasy world. Recently, I’ve started hiking. It’s like going on a mini-quest, searching for treasures at the top of the mountain.

hiking adventures Hudson Highlands State Park

Visit my portfolio page to see more images.

The written word reaches into my soul and pulls out someone I didn’t know existed. Ever read a novel and wonder how in the world the author came up with that idea? Welcome to my blog. I’d liked to take you into the mind of a writer. Welcome to my soul.