CJ was born and raised in western Kansas where her imagination turned the wide open spaces into the backdrop for many of her stories.  As an adult, she worked in the non-profit world with children and families, writing fiction here and there until getting the chance to focus full-time on her writing.

CJ won 2nd Place in the 2017 Golden Rose contest and is a 2017 Stiletto Contest finalist for her contemporary romance, The Sheriff of Cassidy County.  She is a PRO member of RWA and a member of the Kansas City area Mid-America Romance Authors, serving as the Vice President of Communications for the chapter. She also belongs to the Contemporary Romance Writers and the Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Romance Writers chapters.