Young Adult Novelist

I have several novels for young adults, all contemporary (mainstream). The first, Finding Frances, is available from The Wild Rose Press at all major book retailers, and for order at indie book stores. Always the New Girl is out now and Ugly is coming in June 2022.

Romance novelist

I write contemporary romance under the pen name Kat Vinson. It’s Technically Love was published in October of 2021 and I have a short story published in an anthology called Lake Covington. More novels are coming.

Picture Book Author & Illustrator

I am currently working on developing these skills, with several drafts of picture books under my belt and ready for me to start illustrating (when I am ready). I have a blog and student portfolio on the below site. 

Data Scientist

I started my career as a software engineer in 2006 and primarily did back-end software development with touches of NLP and data science until 2015, when I switched to data quality development. In 2017, I started a new role as a data scientist.


I am also interested in a lot of topics relating to technology, ethics, and privacy, especially in the context of AI and data science. I write about these and sometimes other topics I find interesting, like behavioral economics, on Medium. My website has additional info.