More About the Author
What fun to have my picture, shown here, actually taken at the famous Algonquin in New York. The restaurant is known for the writers who gathered there in the Thirties and Forties, such as Dorothy Parker. It was a wonderful opportunity to be in New York, representing the Northwest Chapter of Mystery Writers of America (MWA) at a meeting.
My love is writing, mysteries, and also to some readers, surprisingly, grants that help nonprofit organizations to serve their communities. There's always a bit of the "how-to-do-it" and as well as the "who-dunnit" to both of these genres. In Death Stalks the Khmer and Death Comes Too Soon, my amateur sleuth, Bridget O'Hern, seeks her bliss and stumbles over dead bodies along the way.
With grants, I've written over fifty-million in ones funded to help those living on the fringes of mainstream society to improve their lives, or who are newcomers to our wonderful county.
And I should mention another of my ongoing characters. He is Gus Maloney, an ex-cop, an alkie, and the unofficial mayor of a homeless camp, called Mudflat Manor. He's more the noir type, and has been out in Seattle Noir from Akashic Books. And then there are my mysteries where cats often play a prominent role, sometimes as the good guy and sometimes the bad girl.
I have to admit writing in the mystery genre is a whole lot of fun . . . and also hard work. But I wouldn't stop doing it!
Cheers and Happy Reading to All,