Authors of the Pacific Northwest Podcast hosted by Vikki J. Carter—57 minutes. LISTEN HERE

Take Care Podcast Series hosted by Sarah Jordan—55 minutes. LISTEN HERE

Author Stories Podcast hosted by Hank Garner—40 minutes. LISTEN HERE

So Called Podcast hosted by Mark Woychick—30 minutes. LISTEN HERE

Read All About It Podcast Series hosted by Sarah Jordan—37 minutes. LISTEN HERE

The Dirobi Health Show Podcast hosted by Dave Sherwin  — 39 minutes. LISTEN HERE



Some of my favorite thought-provoking storytellers include Maeve Binchy, Barbara Delinsky, Dorothea Benton Frank, Liane Moriarty, Jodi Picoult, and Jennifer Weiner.


I'm also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys white-knuckle, throat-gripping plot lines that make my heart race. My favorite authors in the suspense/thriller genre include David Baldacci, Robert Bryndza, Robert Duggoni, Keith Houghton, Iris Johansen, and Hank Phillippi Ryan.


Before I sit down to write at my desk, I clear it of everything except for two items—my laptop and a tea light candle. Once I light the wick, the flame is my “contract” to stay seated and continue writing until it goes out of its own accord.


Here's a link to my Goodreads page where you can check my bookshelves to see what I'm currently reading.


Growing up, I wanted to be a magician, international spy, and a mad scientist. There’s still time!

Many people think I’m an extrovert when, in reality, I’m an ambivert—an outgoing introvert. 

I walked across Scotland, a 211-mile journey from the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean. At the mid-point, I climbed Ben Nevis, the highest point in the British Isles.

I studied American Sign Language (ASL) at The Center on Deafness in Northbrook, IL for two years.

Red licorice is to me, what kryptonite is to Superman—my weakness.

Claim to fame? My world-famous mouse face!

I've walked away from two car accidents where each time the first responders shook their heads in disbelief, 

saying, "Nobody could have survived this!"

My superpower is listening between the lines and hearing what's not being said.