A long time ago, in a small, Southern California town movie theater, I discovered a galaxy far, far away.  At seven years old, I wanted to be a part of that galaxy so badly, that I wrote myself into it and, later, into other favorite books, TV shows and movies.  I discovered, years later, that this was fan fiction and what it taught me as a writer was invaluable.  By adding myself to my favorite stories, I learned about the intricacies of world-building and character.  This helped me to find my voice and hone my craft.

Growing up, I was surrounded by an eclectic selection of authors and books.  This ranged from classic literature to popular fiction to mythology to non-fiction.  I have my educator parents to thank for this passion for books.  I suppose it helped that they are also voracious readers.

Self-portrait.

Art has also been a huge part of my life and I would create images of my stories through drawing and watercolors, with an occasional dabble in oils and pastels. I also pursued theater, which served as other avenues for story-telling and helped me to better develop my characters.  Always, however, I came back to writing, as it is what truly fires my imagination.

When I’m not writing, performing in local theater, or hanging out with a cantankerous cat and dramatic horses, I enjoy the company of friends (even when it involves heavy duty stable work), trivia night and going for a latte at a local coffee shop.

Best Bud Mare and I, observing our shadows.

Currently, in addition to the sequel to Secrets & Howls, I am working on two more novels, shopping an original stage play for production and developing erotic novellas under a pen-name.

Much Ado Over Murder: A Hey! No Problem! Mystery is my third and the most recent novel to be published.

I also have a Patreon page, which you can find here. Follow two serialized novels (one of which gives the reader four choices to determine what happens next) and some shorter work, poetry and posts about the muse.

You can follow me on Twitter and on my Facebook author page, Wolf’s Head Bay & Other Tales.

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