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.
Young Adult Novelist
I have written 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. The Always the New Girl series is available in Kindle Vella.
I write contemporary romance under the pen name Kat Vinson. So far I only have a short story published in an anthology called Lake Covington, but I have several novels in process which will eventually be self-published.
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.