I’m a born and raised Southern California girl who loves sunny days, horror movies, and traveling. I’ve had a love of words since I was a little girl, and spent several summers reading as many books as I could get my hands on. My love of reading led to a love of writing. I’ve been keeping diaries, which turned into journals, since I was ten years old. My goal was always to write a novel, but I wasn’t certain I could until I stopped wishing for it and started doing it.
Watch for Participant, a literary/women’s fiction book, to release in the spring of 2018.
Cassandra signs up for modeling school in her twenties. Will that save her from herself, or is modeling school just for kids?
Cassandra spends most sunny California days in a drab cubicle, toiling away at a job that crushes her soul, and goes home to a dysfunctional relationship that is doing a number on her heart. Plagued with discontent and haunted by an unsettling melancholy, she only worsens after her fiancé of almost three years packs up his things and leaves.
Desperate to pull herself out of a downward spiral, she spends money she doesn’t have on classes at the Chloe Dillon Modeling and Acting Center. Unexpectedly, she discovers a passion for acting.
Self-discovery and new friendships abound at the Chloe Dillon Modeling and Acting Center, where she opens her eyes to positive affirmations and mingles with talented, ambitious classmates. She’s turning her life around, painstakingly learning to love life… and herself. As she battles her way through self-doubt, fear, and depression, she musters the courage to risk it all, quitting her dreaded job and pursuing a huge opportunity that could help her break into the acting industry.
In the throes of preparation for the big industry showcase, Cassandra learns that her estranged fiancé has been diagnosed with a serious illness. In a financially and emotionally precarious situation, she must choose between a newly discovered ambition that might never become reality, and the relative safety and sense of loyalty she feels for the only man she has ever loved.