Why do I write what I write? My most immediate answer is that I love to read traditional and cozy mysteries. By that I mean mysteries solved by a regular person who doesn’t solve crimes as part of her job, but instead is strongly motivated to figure out what went
Dirty Blood was born from NaNoWriMo (http://nanowrimo.org/) which is a non-profit organization that hosts a challenge each November for writers to complete an entire book in 30 days. Whew. Yeah, it's as hard as it sounds. And this was a few years back so I was still new to writing
Like many American girls, I grew up devouring Nancy Drew mysteries and always thought I wanted to write mysteries. Life had other plans however. I earned a Ph.D. in English because I loved to read—no idea of what I was going to do with it. I married, had four children,
I have published four books so far: Taking Lives, (August 2014) a prequel to the Lives Trilogy; Stolen Lives, (November 2015) Book One of the Lives Trilogy; Shattered Lives, (March 2015), Splintered Lives (November 2015) all in the thriller/mystery genre, and each has garnered outstanding reviews. Previously, I had a
I’ve wanted to be a writer since I learned to read. Growing up, I read everything I could, from cereal boxes to Shakespeare. Everything I read encouraged me to dream.
I edited my high school newspaper (yes, a writerly cliché) and went on to major in both drama (writing plays)
Like most authors, I’ve always written stories. And as a young child, my sister and I played Librarian because books and our library were a big part of growing up. In the mid-80’s I wrote my first children’s story, sent it in to Highlights for Children and sold it. “This
Don't tell my mom, but I started reading romance at the age of ten. I'd worked my way through all of the children's books available in the local bookmobile, so I turned to the adult section, where I spied a book with a woman in a flowing green dress on