New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling Author

Welcome, Readers!

I greatly appreciate your interest in my work, and I love hearing from you. It's hard to believe we've launched my FOURTH novel!

PERENNIALS hit shelves November 14, and I'm absolutely thrilled by the positive responses:

REAL SIMPLE Magazine – Best Books to Read in November
Southern Living Magazine – Books We Can’t Wait to Read This Fall
Redbook Magazine – Best Fall Reads
USA TODAY Happy Ever After – Best First-Love Story

Baton Rouge Parents Magazine – November Pick
Mississippi Christian Living Magazine – November Pick

Southern Literary Review – December Book of the Month
RT Reviews – Top Pick
Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance – Okra Pick

Lit Hub – Most Buzzed About Books of Fall 2017

Hotty Toddy – Most Notable Books of 2017

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When two estranged sisters reunite for their parents’ 50th anniversary, they discover unexpected lessons of hope and healing amid the flowers of their mother’s perennial garden.

A stark exploration of the idea that home might not be the place it seems, Perennials is the perfect literary escape to cozy up with this fall.
— REDBOOK Magazine (20 Books by Women You Have to Read This Fall)
When Lovey is enlisted to help her father create a memory garden for her parents’ 50th anniversary, she learns about herself, her roots, her mother’s perennial garden, and the importance of family bonds that can never be broken.
— SOUTHERN LIVING MAGAZINE (Books Coming Out in the Fall That We Can't Wait to Read)