My name is Courtney and I've been writing stories since before I could spell a single word correctly. I grew up on an ostrich farm and spent my entire childhood dreaming and adventuring outdoors, a lifestyle that helped foster my creativity. No cable. No neighbors. Just a lot of land, animals, and time to create. After attending a performing arts school, I moved on to study fashion/costume design. For 10 years I've owned my own costuming business, but now I've decided to pursue my truest passion. Writing.
I finished my first, full-length novel at 160,000 words when I was 17 years old as a way to cope with a series of intense nightmares I was having at the time. After using my nightmares to inspire a high fantasy adventure story, I found myself aching to write more. I've since lost that entire novel. I know. It's pretty heartbreaking. Despite being poorly written, it did get me to this point!
Since finishing my first novel, I've written over 15 more, full-length books from YA fantasy to sci-fi to my most recent endeavor, paranormal romance.
Getting published has always been a dream of mine, but in recent years I've realized my real goal is just to get my stories out there for people to read, which is why I made the choice to self-publish. I enjoy writing more than any other creative outlet in my life, but I've more or less kept it private until now. It's a big step for me! I hope anyone who stumbles across my little corner enjoys what they see :)