I grew up in the South, but have since migrated West. I spent some time working for Uncle Sam and taught English at the college level before turning my hand to writing mysteries.
My husband and I took exactly two ballroom dancing lessons on the quickstep before my bruised ankles and crushed feet forced them to retire. (My husband is a wonderful guy, but he doesn’t have a single ballroom dance gene in his whole body.) Thus, I rely on the kindness of competitive ballroom dancers and friends who foxtrot fabulously for the dance details in my Ballroom Dance Mysteries. And, of course, I watch Dancing with the Stars for costume and choreography ideas.
Besides writing, I enjoys reading, gardening, home decorating, traveling, and long walks or hikes.