July 3, 2018

Today is Release Day for At Fault


While in the middle of drafting a novel—one that I ultimately decided to set aside—I had an idea for another book. Actually, not really an idea for an entire novel, but a character. I’ve met some quirky and interesting grad students/postdocs over the years and wanted to write a story featuring an academic. I started piecing together my protagonist, Dr. Peter Cork. He loves his work, which motivates everything he does, but also overshadows all other aspects of his life.

The themes in this book are particularly close to me because my husband went to grad school and took a postdoc position before settling down. To say those years were hard is an understatement. Although the events in At Fault aren’t inspired by my life, the emotions and uncertainty are.

Once I had my characters, I picked Peter’s discipline along with a town in the middle of nowhere and started writing. I ended up doing a lot of research to get the details on geology, geothermal energy, fracking, and plate tectonics correct. Of course, some of the scientific details are fictitious, but I am a science fiction author, so that’s what I do!

I thoroughly loved putting together At Fault and hope you enjoy reading it just as much! It’s available for purchase in the following formats:


I want to give my sincerest thanks to all of my fans and family who have helped support me through all of my writing endeavors. You’re the ones who’ve made my dream of being an author come true.

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