I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, then moved to Florida where I raised my own family. I’m now happily “retired” and living in a rural area of the Colorado Rockies, where I can write and watch wildlife from my window. To date, I have published nineteen novels, a novella, and a handful of short stories. My awards include the Silver Falchion for mystery and HOLT Medallion and Indiana RWA Golden Opportunity for romantic suspense. I’ve finaled in other contests including the Daphne du Maurier, Heart of Denver, Aspen Gold, among others. I’ve been traditionally published with small presses and digital first publishers, but I’ve found I prefer the control of being an indie author, and as rights reverted to me on older works, I republished them myself. Of my nineteen novels, four are traditional mysteries (as is my novella), and the rest are romantic suspense. However, I call them all “Mysteries With Relationships” because for me, it’s all about the characters.