Charlotte was born in a tiny mountain town and spent most of her childhood and young adulthood in a small city in Northern Colorado. While she is usually what one might generously call "indoorsy," early exposure to the Rocky Mountains led to a lifelong love of nature, hiking, and camping.
After a lengthy education in Denver, New Orleans, Washington DC, and New York, she earned a doctorate in literature and women and gender studies. She currently lives with her wife, son, and their cat in a small city in Wisconsin.
Charlotte is a two-time Golden Crown Literary Society “Goldie” Winner for Gnarled Hollow and Legacy, and a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award for Gnarled Hollow.