Love & Other Disasters

Cover for LOVE & OTHER DISASTERS: A dark haired woman and a freckled orange-haired person staring at each other over a pinkish red background.

The first openly nonbinary contestant on America’s favorite cooking show falls for their clumsy competitor in this delicious romantic comedy debut “that is both fantastically fun and crack your heart wide open vulnerable.” (Rosie Danan, author of The Roommate)

Recently divorced and on the verge of bankruptcy, Dahlia Woodson is ready to reinvent herself on the popular reality competition show Chef’s Special. Too bad the first memorable move she makes is falling flat on her face, sending fish tacos flying—not quite the fresh start she was hoping for. Still, she’s focused on winning, until she meets someone she might want a future with more than she needs the prize money. 

After announcing their pronouns on national television, London Parker has enough on their mind without worrying about the klutzy competitor stationed in front of them. They’re there to prove the trolls—including a fellow contestant and their dad—wrong, and falling in love was never part of the plan.

As London and Dahlia get closer, reality starts to fall away. Goodbye, guilt about divorce, anxiety about uncertain futures, and stress from transphobia. Hello, hilarious shenanigans on set, wedding crashing, and spontaneous dips into the Pacific. But as the finale draws near, Dahlia and London’s steamy relationship starts to feel the heat both in and outside the kitchen—and they must figure out if they have the right ingredients for a happily ever after.


Love & Other Disasters is my debut full-length novel, out from Forever Publishing on January 18, 2022! I can’t wait for you all to meet London and Dahlia.

Pre-order here!


Love & Other Disasters is the first book in a three book series. While each book can stand alone, they all feature characters loosely connected to the Parker family of Nashville, Tennessee. Each book is queer and features a different gendered pairing. (HEAs guaranteed, always!)

Here are some sneak previews of the next books in the series!

Book 2

[Image: long brown haired man looking up peacefully toward the sky, an acoustic guitar, a desert landscape, a small brown bird, a blonde man looking maybe a tiny bit full of the sads]

Love found on: the Pacific Crest Trail

Romantic pairing: m/m

Alternate Title: Wild but Like, Super Gay

Probably too many references to: birds

Weirdest thing I squeezed in there: sentimentality over Little Debbie’s snack products


Book 3

[Image: the Nashville skyline, a coffee mug that reads: BEGIN, a basketball going through a basketball hoop, a strawberry blonde woman leaning her head on the shoulder of a dark haired woman]

Love found on: a basketball court

Romantic pairing: w/w

Alternate Title: The Only Book in My Nashville Series That Actually Takes Place in Nashville, wtf

Probably too many references to: Pat Summitt

Weirdest thing I squeezed in there: a very necessary explanation of why all of Rory Gilmore’s love interests sucked

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