Writing has always been in my blood. Since the age of thirteen when I coauthored a cheesy romance novel in a blue, spiral bound notebook, I knew I wanted to pursue writing as a career. But somewhere along the way, I lost my voice. Sure I could craft a witty email or write marketing copy for other authors, as I did in a previous job, but to write that great American novel seemed just out of reach.
As is often happens, life simply got in the way. I got married, had three children, and adopted a black Labrador. As a stay-at-home mom, I was lucky to get an hour a day to myself. And when I found those few precious minutes, they were spent reading a good book. A voracious reader, I've been researching the mystery and suspense genres for more than two decades.
It was in my search for my own identity after staying at home with the kids that ultimately lead me back to my love of writing. I started my journey towards publication in August 2010. The first draft only took four months to write, but was followed by an enormous amount of time rewriting, and an even longer time searching for a publisher. Determination, perseverance, and God's blessing made my publishing dream a reality. I signed a contract with Black Rose Writing on May 18, 2012 and my first mystery novel, "Dead Like Me," debuted in November 2012. The second installment in the Detective Kate Springer series, "Deadly Fantasies," debuted December 19, 2013. Since that time, the book's rights have reverted back to me and I've gone indie!
A third mystery novel, "Splintered," debuted in January 2016. In this story, I introduced my readers to a whole new set of characters. "Splintered" was chosen as a 2015 Kindle Scout winner and the e-book and audio book will be published by Kindle Press.
As time got tight with starting a part-time job while keeping up with my three kids and husband, I switched over to writing on a smaller scale. I began writing novelettes which will eventually be put into a box set called My Nightmare Mystery Series. Each will feature a new psychopath and will revolve around a different color that's integral to the story. The first is called "My Blue Nightmare" is only available for FREE when you sign up for my newsletter. The second is "My Emerald Nightmare" and comes out in the April 2017.