I first got the writing
bug when a short story I authored, I have no idea about what, was chosen for
publication in an elementary school anthology. Journalism class in high school
led to a position on the school paper and, eventually, a column of my own.
Like many who
create stories, I figured someday to write a book. But only when the time was
right, which meant after I earned a formal education, launched and sustained a
successful and rewarding career, met and married the man of my dreams, raised
the children of our hearts and became financially independent.
To paraphrase the
song lyric, life happened while I was busy making other plans. Proof of the
education is in a frame on the wall, the career came and went, but the husband
is still with me. The children are grown with lives of their own, and our vast
accumulation of wealth never quite materialized. You could say I finally got to
the point of, if not now
In my author life,
I create strong women who believe in themselves and their ability to overcome
lifes obstacles to survive and thrive. The men who come into their lives
better measure up
or else. Kind of like the man who came into my life a
number of years ago. Not only is he super supportive of what I do these days,
but hes also a very talented plot master in his own right. Which does
come in handy now and then.
An English major
by training and communications specialist by trade, Ive worked as a
magazine editor, television producer and speech and script writer. Words of
others, not my own. I now writing fiction full time, always providing my
characters with their hard fought and well deserved happily ever after.
history in a nutshell is pretty simple. Wife to one, mother to four, eight if
you count in-law children, which I do, and grandmother to four fabulous lights
of my life.
The Brothers In
Blue series is near and dear to my heart for two reasons. Coming from a law
enforcement family, Im well aware of the toll the profession can take on
its members as well as those who love them, which I hope to portray in my
books. Second, I received the contracts to write the Brothers In Blue books, to
release over the span of four or five years, about the same time as I received
a cancer diagnosis. Taking a deep breath, I signed the contracts, determined to
fulfill them. The cancer was caught early and, Im happy to report, I am
now officially cured. I truly believe it was my commitment to the Brothers In
Blue books that was part of what helped see me through.
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