About

ML10_14 copyI was born in Philadelphia, spent my formative years in Seattle, and then attended Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin for my undergraduate studies, majoring in East Asian Languages and Cultures, with a minor in Biomedical Ethics. I went to law school at the University of Wisconsin. For more than 16 years I studied and traveled throughout Asia, working briefly at the US Embassy in Beijing, China — and in 2004 I gave up practicing law to become a full-time writer. I divide my time between the American Midwest, Boston, and Beijing, China.

Contact & Media Information

My agent is Abigail Koons of the The Park Literary Group. Please contact her with any business-related questions, including blurb requests.

For publicity inquiries, including requests for interviews and speaking engagements, please contact Elena Stokes of Wunderkind PR, at elena@wunderkind-pr.com

Professional Awards

2013 Nominee for GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book (Astonishing X-Men) for outstanding media images of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community that inspire change
2012 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, Urban Fantasy Worldbuilding, THE MORTAL BONE
2011 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Nominee, Paranormal Romance, WITHIN THE FLAMES
2011 Romantic Times Book of the Year Nominee, WITHIN THE FLAMES
2008 Nominee Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, Best Shapeshifter Romance, THE LAST TWILIGHT
2008 Nominee Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, Best Urban Fantasy, THE IRON HUNT
2006 DOUBLE RITA NOMINEE for SHADOW TOUCH and EYE OF HEAVEN
2006 Nominee for the Kiss of Death Daphne du Maurier Award, SHADOW TOUCH
2006 Nominee for the PRISM award, A DREAM OF STONE AND SHADOW
2005 PEARL Award, Best Futuristic, A TASTE OF CRIMSON
2005 PEARL Award, Best New Author
2005 RITA NOMINEE for A TASTE OF CRIMSON
2005 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, Best Contemporary Paranormal Romance, TIGER EYE