I invite you to explore with me the nuances of adolescence and the challenges of growing up, making stories relatable and empowering for readers navigating their own coming-of-age adventures. I strive to make sure the narratives I craft are imbued with empathy, humor, and a profound understanding of the universal struggles and triumphs that define this pivotal stage of life.

Thank you for reading with me! Embark on journeys of self-discovery, friendship, and resilience through imaginative worlds. Whether traversing magical realms or navigating the complexities of everyday life, I want to ensures that every page is a portal to a world where the power of imagination meets the authenticity of the human (or not-so-human) experience.


Current Projects

YA Dark Fantasy

Elden Ring meets The Sword in the Stone

  • Grimdark
  • Trapped gods
  • Anti-heroes
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Middle Grade Fantasy

Chronicles of Narnia meets The Goonies

  • Found family
  • Dementia awareness
  • Griffins!
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Middle Grade Sci Fi

Spy School meets Guardians of the Galaxy

  • Quantum powers
  • Found family
  • Coming of age
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My name is Oriole.

I’m a mom, wife, secret agent wannabe, and lover of video game lore and space.

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Oriole was born and raised in a sleepy community just outside of Washington, D.C. 🌳 where she still lives with her husband and two kiddos.

Armed with a Bachelor of Science in Game Art and Design, she was driven to connect with the world through games and story. Oriole currently writes for a certain national space agency, and has over a decade of experience as a crime and intelligence analyst and public information specialist. With a background in illustration, eSports and community management, AAA game development, and level/quest design, this all lends to a hodge-podge arsenal of (sometimes useless) information.

Her love of romance, quantum mechanics, myth, Crusader Kings, and espionage fuel her dreams of becoming the next James Bond villain. Oriole enjoys spending her free time caring for her aging dogs, nature conservation efforts at local parks, running a bandit group in DayZ, fostering cats, and spending time playing Minecraft and Mario Kart with her tight-knit family.

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