As an actress, filmmaker, audio book narrator and author based in Nashville, TN, I am proud to have written the screenplays for three nationally-distributed films, Secrets in the Snow and Secrets in the Fall, and If You’re Gone (2019), all which have been awarded five (out of five) Doves from the Dove Foundation. My debut novel If You’re Gone is an Amazon bestseller and a 2017 Christy Award Finalist.
On the acting side, I’ve been featured in hit shows such as Homicide Hunter, Who Killed Jane Doe and Murder by Numbers. I play leading roles in multiple upcoming films that include the Redbox Original Pharaohs (2019), and the Christian theatrical release The Perfect Race (in theaters April 2019). I have worked with Epic Games since 2010, providing Motion Capture (including physical and stunt work) for top video games including Fortnite, Gears of War 3 and Paragon. Ongoing voiceover narration projects include the bestselling Anything for A Mystery Christian Cozy Mystery series, as well as the Devil’s Heart Time Travel series. Other narration work includes YA, Drama, Romance, Children’s, Religious, Non-Fiction and Self-Help.
At a young age I was drawn to the work of writers who added a slightly glamorized twist to the day-to-day lives of teens- Francine Pascal, John Hughes, and Ann M. Martin to name a few. I always found elements of myself in the characters these writers created and felt inspired by them. If Andi could fall in love with a boy from the other side of the tracks, I could find a prom date. And if the Babysitters Club could solve mysteries, so could I! The characters in my stories are meant to emulate the same emotions from readers. Even the most average protagonist can accomplish something extraordinary. By creating my own stories, and bringing the stories of others to life through narration and acting, I am truly living out my dream life!
I live on a mini-farm with my wonderful husband, John, and our ever growing plethora of house pets (current count: 3 canine, 5 feline). With a cat on my lap and a dog at my side, I enjoy watching anything on Investigation Discovery Channel, web sleuthing via missing persons websites, DIY projects, and movie trivia. My fourth feature film, Be Still & Know, is currently in post-production with plans to release Fall 2019.
You can find the film adaptation of If You’re Gone exclusively in Wal-Mart Stores and Online on March 5, 2019. The novel that inspired the film is available now!