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, and Washington, DC and currently live in Austin, Texas with my husband, daughter, and our two rescue cats.

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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