I've been employed as a registered nurse, a freelance writer, a skydiving instructor, a volunteer firefighter, a shoemaker... I've published two guidebooks with Pruett Publishing, and numerous articles, essays and short fiction in a motley assortment of magazines. Star-Crossed (Knopf;2006) is my first novel.
I'm a history geek, adventurer, and an avid sailor. My experience aboard HM Bark Endeavour spawned the writing of "Star-Crossed", an historical novel about an orphaned British teenager who stows away on a ship bound for Barbados during the Seven Years War.