I grew up in a 19th Century haunted house in the Deep South full of books, abandoned coal chutes, and plenty of places to get into trouble with my siblings. I have degrees in 18th Century British Literature, Romanticism, and Postcolonial Theory, and spent the last decade teaching writing and literature at a large, football-obsessed university while slipping paranormal fiction in between the pages of my textbooks. Published works include the bestselling Angel’s Edge series, which includes Gifts of the Blood, Darkness in the Blood, and Blood Redemption , The Chronicles of Nowhere series, and the stand-alone novel Daughter of Glass. I'm included in the Dark Tomorrows anthology with J.L. Bryan and Amanda Hocking, and the Primetime anthology with J.R. Rain and Anita Exley.When not reading and writing about all things paranormal, I enjoy other people’s cooking and keeping vampire hours. I’d rather burn the laundry than fold it, and believe that when an author wins the Newberry, he or she gets a secret lifetime pass to Neverland. I am fond of lost causes and loud music. I currently resides in Central Florida on a lake-front farm full of many furry friends. I love hearing from readers and can be reached on most social media sites.