When it comes to expressing thoughts on paper, I followed my mentors advice when she explained that great authors are not bound by genre; fiction or non-fiction; or poetry or prose. Writers write…period.

A published writer, editor, and lyricist, I utilize my life and work experiences, plus a vivid imagination, to inspire the colorful characters and circumstances that appear in my novels, poems, short stories, and essays. My current projects include a collection of poems, plus two separate crime/suspense novel series that feature my favorite protagonists–Ike Barney, a contemporary homicide detective, and Randal Murphy, a 1950s private eye.

A former Colorado resident, the Rocky Mountains is where I discovered my creative vein and eventually co-founded the Fall River Writers group, Estes Park, Colorado. I also found the perfect job as a Park Ranger with the National Park Service. Presently, I continue to write and reside near family in the Missouri Ozarks. I also serve as Vice-President for the St. Louis chapter of Sisters in Crime.