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Hello and welcome to my website. I am criminal appeals attorney – turned romance novelist. I am also a former competitive ballroom dancer and dance blogger.

My first novel, Swallow, an edgy chick-lit comedy about a lawyer with the psychosomatic disorder Globus Hystericus, was published in December 2009 and won several awards, including gold medals in the 2010 Independent Publisher and Living Now Book Awards. It was also a finalist in the ForeWord Book of the Year Awards and the National Indie Excellence Awards. It was a best seller in the Kindle store for ten weeks during the summer of 2010.

My first romance novel, Take My Breath Away, which is set in the world of ballroom dancing and which I am super excited about, will be published in fall 2014! Please stay tuned for cover reveals, excerpts and other updates!

From 2006 through 2012 I wrote a dance blog called Swan Lake Samba Girl (which is archived on this website). It’s been lauded by James Wolcott of Vanity Fair and Terry Teachout of the Wall Street Journal, and has been cited in those publications as well as CNN.com and the New York Times Arts Beat Blog.

I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, but have lived most of my adult life in New York, where I worked for nearly a decade as an appellate-level criminal defense attorney. Three years ago, I moved back out West – to Los Angeles – and transitioned into a writing career.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoy my work!

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