My History

I wrote my first story when I was six–about Clover the unicorn–and my first book at fourteen, my love of history already clear. That teenage book was about a woman joining a flight team in England just after World War II.

I have an undergraduate degree in History from the University of Texas, a Master’s in Comparative Politics from the University of Glasgow, and a Master’s in International Relations from the School of Advanced International Studies at The Johns Hopkins University. I have worked in policy for twenty years, and do everything through the lens of history because I believe it informs our lives and shapes our vision.

I have lived in the UK, Italy, Washington, DC, and Austin, Texas and currently live in Bozeman, Montana with my husband, daughter, and our two rescue cats.

I acknowledge that we live on traditional homeland to the Apsaálooke (ap-saw-loo-kay) (Crow), Tséstho’e (sto-ey) (Cheyenne), and Séliš (SAY-lish) & Ktunaxa (k-too-nah-ha) (Salish & Kootenai) people.

At Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire

“I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.”

Robert Louis Stevenson

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