A week before my thirtieth birthday, I quit my stable, well-paying nursing job to pursue a career in writing. I wasn’t ready to relinquish the dream of finding an enjoyable and fulfilling career. I wasn’t ready to settle.

Three years later, I’ve written two novels, for which I’m seeking representation, and am about to begin writing a third.

I’m not naive about my chances for literary success. It’s a tough, competitive, tumultuous business. Perhaps I suffer from self-delusion or errant optimism, but I believe I will triumph.

I write fantasy and historical fiction under the pen name A. R. Shenandoah and live in Las Vegas with my kind and very indulgent husband, Steven. I blog about the craft of writing with my four critique partners at The Write Shelf.


10 thoughts on “About

  1. What a great picture! “Love is a moving thing but still in all, and it takes the shape of the shore it meets, and every shore is different”.

  2. Perfect! I wrote two blogs about “Saying Yes” and you are doing exactly what I was talking about. No one can stop you unless you, yourself, stop. I can’t wait to see you in print.

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