• Current projects for 2016 include six short stories for charity anthologies; four novels, three young adult and one adult mystery; and three children's picture books.

General details

  • anonymouskitten

  • Eagle Mountain, Utah

  • Cayleigh

  • University of Tampa graduate as of May 2012

  • Female

  • English

In short

  • Hi there, writers and readers. I’m a mom of two boys who thinks about writing far more than I actually write. I’m branching out and trying my hand at middle grade fiction so I’ll have some stories to tell my children when they’re older; however, my domains are usually mystery/thriller and new adult. I read anything and everything, but lately I’ve been digging into these awesome picture books from the library. (Llama Llama is currently our favorite.)

    Thoughts are fleeting, actions are temporary, but ink is permanent. (If that's not already a quote, I'll attribute it to me. Can that be considered my claim to fame??)

  • *I have kept two children alive (and thriving) for two years and counting.

    *I have way more blogs than one person should ever have.

    *I use sarcasm and witticism to cope with the ever increasing lack of sleep.

My Favorites: Reading and Writing

  • Fiction: Coming of Age, Crime, Fairytales, Folklore & Mythology, General, Historical Fiction, Humor/Satire, Literary, Mystery, Religious/Inspirational, Short Story, Teen, Thriller/Suspense, Women's Fiction

    Non-Fiction: Body, Mind & Spirit, Cooking, Food & Wine, Crafts & Hobbies, Home & Garden, Humor, Inspiration, Memoir/Narrative Non-fiction, New Age & Spirituality, Outdoors & Nature, Parenting & Family, Pets, Philosophy, Reference, Science, Self-Help

    Screenplay: Comedy, Drama, General, Love/Romance

    Poetry: Epic, Prose

  • Yikes. This is a toughie. Check out my Goodreads for latest books read. Usually the more recent I've read something, the more I consider it a favorite.
  • I'm bingeing on Margaret Atwood books.
  • Before being a mom: Parks next to trees, in a comfy chair, in my bed - anywhere that is warm, dry, and has adequate lighting.

    Now: Bath/shower, toilet while hiding from my kids, contorted on the couch while nursing, hiding in the impossibly small pantry, the car while I'm supposed to be running errands.
  • *Middle grade adventure series. (Working on book 1 while planning book 3.)

    *Coming of age short story collection

    *Cozy mystery involving a lot of yarn and cats.
  • Fiction: Coming of Age, Crime, Fairytales, Folklore & Mythology, Family Life & Saga, General, Historical Fiction, Humor/Satire, Literary, Mystery, Novella, Religious/Inspirational, Short Story, Teen, Thriller/Suspense, Women's Fiction, Young Adult/Juvenile

    Non-Fiction: Inspiration, Psychology

  • I'd like to think I'm brash like Holden Caulfield ("The Catcher in the Rye", wild like Augustus Hart ("The Pact"), and enlightened like Francis Macomber ("The Short, Happy Life of Francis Macomber").

    If anything, I need to be more like the older waiter who practices unlimited patience in "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place." 

    Side note: I am nothing like Carrie in "Carrie." Just saying...
  • Joyce Carol Oates, Margaret Atwood, Edwidge Danticat, Toni Morrison, Jodi Picoult, Laura Lippman, Stephen King, JK Rowling, Agatha Christie