My grandmother raised me on a lot of Murder She Wrote, Matlock, 20/20, and 60 Minutes. So, it was no surprise to anyone who knows me that I became a journalist. Turns out, though, I’m not great at breaking news or getting to the truth of scandals and such.
So, I moved from television news to papers, and published more than 1,000 articles as a features writer and editor in South Texas. My experience there helped me learn how to pull a different kind of truth from someone. I was able to make celebrities cry during interviews, and draw emotion from the most stoic.
The natural move for many jaded journalists during the 2008 hellscape was to change careers. I transitioned to writing about tech products and software, and eventually became a marketing manager, editor, and director of content.
Now I’m focusing on the novels that have been percolating in my brain for the past 10 or so years. I want to weave stories that make you care, cry, and root for the characters (and not just the protagonists). Rather than stick to one genre (which would be the smart marketing move), I’m going to dip my toe in the pools of romance, mystery, thriller, and fairy tales. I hope you’ll join me on this adventure!
PS. I also travel as often as I can, spend a lot of time with my two dogs and one very old cat, and fuel my morning with coffee (and wind down with whisky).