C. J. has been in love with reading since she was a kid dragging home bags of books from the library. When she was twelve she started dreaming about becoming a published author. That dream came true when her first novel Thicker than Blood won the 2008 Christian Writers Guild Operation First Novel contest. It became the first book in the Thicker than Blood series, which also includes Bound by Guilt and Ties that Bind. She has also written Jupiter Winds, a YA space adventure.
In 2013 C. J. started the publishing company, Mountainview Books, LLC. and has had the privilege of publishing authors like James Pence, Don Brown, and Darcie J. Gudger. A homeschool graduate, C.J lives in Pennsylvania with her family and their menagerie of dogs and a paint mare named Sky.