my story

JH fights fires, storms and corporate espionage during the day and delves into the worlds of romance, alpha males and strong snarky women at night. She's a food nerd with a palate for Godiva Truffles and Blue Bell ice cream. Give her a pint of Blue Bell; turn on Lifetime or the Hallmark Channel and her inner nymph squeals with delight.

She's a Texan from the ground up, and if you catch her in a moment, you can even hear the famous Texas accent. Growing up on a small farm in a rural town with her fur babies for companionship helped cultivate her imagination. She began to write as young as ten years old, but it wasn't until an English teacher in Junior High encouraged her to enter a contest for Creative Writers that began her on again/off again relationship with her characters.

Her debut novel in 2012, Second Chances published under CW Stokes was well received by her readers with anticipation for the next book. She is currently working on several projects as JH Kayleon, but her primary focus is on her Athena Group Series. The Athena Group is a group of strong, sassy women who lead a crisis management team that covertly work with the FBI and the alpha males who love them. 

She is a current member of Romance Writers of America and the local chapter, Dallas Area Romance Authors. When she's not writing, she can be found in the kitchen baking or at a local venue, playing poker. Careful boys, she goes all in.