I’m a psychologist by training and a writer by passion. I started writing about ten years ago, and in the time since, I’ve worked with four different publishers to release over twenty books. It’s been a surreal and wild ride.

I’m the author of a dozen books for teens, including The Impostor Queen series, Of Metal and Wishes, the Guards of the Shadowlands YA urban fantasy series, and the futuristic psychological thriller Uncanny. I’m also the co-author (with Walter Jury) of two YA sci-fi thrillers: Scan and its sequel Burn.

I’ve also written three adult urban fantasy romance series. The bestselling Servants of Fate series includes MarkedClaimed, and Fated. The Immortal Dealers series includes The SerpentThe Guardian, and The Warrior. And the Reliquary series includes ReliquarySplinterMosaic, and a fourth and final book in the series, which will be published in 2020!

I also write contemporary romances (Anything Between Us is the most recent, but there are more to come!) and, under the pseudonym S.F. Kosa, have begun to write psychological thrillers, the first of which, The Quiet Girl, will be published by Sourcebooks in August 2020!

Random facts:

  • If you ask me where I’m from, I’ll say Indiana. But I was born in California and lived in Maryland, Texas, and Toronto before my parents settled in the Hoosier state.
  • I have the approximate musical tastes of an adolescent boy. Trust me.
  • If you fry it, I’ll probably be willing to eat it.
  • Psychology Training: BA in Psychology from Hope College. PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Delaware. Pediatric Psychology Internship at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Postdoctoral Fellowship, specializing in early childhood, at Brown University School of Medicine.
  • Writing Training: Er … I don’t have any. But check out my Resources page for links to sites that helped me scrape and claw my way from clueless newbie to multi-published author.


Author Photos: Rebecca Skinner