Short and sweet:
I was born and raised in Northern California. Much more of a small town girl, and the oldest of three daughters, I grew up swimming, playing softball, riding horses, skiing and playing the flute in the high school marching band. I’d mow my parents’ lawn and wash the car before going in to set the table for dinner.
I am passionate about good food, good wine, craft beer and cocktails, which leads to time spent cooking, brewing (but not recently) and perfecting the classic Old Fashioned. I’m thinking about making wine, but I’m not sure I have the patience to pull it off.
I love to travel and was fortunate enough to take several trips to Europe. I lived in Germany for two years, and I’d be there still if I could have found some decent Mexican food. (Anyone sensing a theme here?)
On the healthier side, I also love to play tennis, but a broken leg a couple of years ago slowed that pursuit down significantly. I’ve been known to hike and camp, and I’m told I’m a good runner, but I pretty much hate it, so I don’t do it anymore. I do like long walks and ride my bike quite a bit.
I’m fascinated by history and archeology and have spent a good chunk of my spare time tracking down my family’s genealogy. Actually, there are few things that don’t interest me. One of my sisters rightly accused me of being an infomaniac, and, as I’ve said more than once, “All I want to know is everything.”
I wrote my first story when I was 11 years old and have been writing on and off ever since. My interests in both reading and writing range all over, but what I write primarily are mysteries and suspense. I’ve completed one novel, for which I’m seeking representation and am currently working on the first draft of a second book.
If you’d like to get in touch with me, please do. I don’t bite. At least, not accidentally.