I am a writer specializing in historical narratives, both fact and fiction. I write to tell the stories of real people and events that shape our world, especially the lesser-known ones. I believe the past holds the key to understanding the present and future.

I'm a frequent contributor to, the website of the History Channel, and the author of the book Breaking History: Vanished! (Lyons Press/Globe Pequot, November 2017), which chronicles some of history's most mysterious disappearances. I'm also working on a novel, set in Washington D.C. during the last months of the Civil War. 

I recently moved from New York City back to my home state of New Hampshire, where I live with my husband and daughter.