About

photo by Bruce Heinsius

photo by Bruce Heinsius

After spending many years in New York working as a criminal appeals attorney, followed by a brief stint in L.A., I returned to my native Arizona, to focus on writing. I write women’s fiction, romance, and am working on a mystery series.

While working as a lawyer, I started ballroom dancing as a hobby, and fell completely in love with it. For several years, I wrote a dance blog, Swan Lake Samba Girl, journaling my trials and tribulations learning to dance, and reviewing dance performances in NYC. The blog received accolades from James Wolcott on his Vanity Fair blog, and Terry Teachout of the Wall Street Journal, among others.

My first novel, Swallow, a dramedy about a lawyer with the psychosomatic disorder, Globus Hystericus, won gold medals in the Independent Publisher and Living Now Book Awards and was a finalist in the ForeWord Book of the Year and National Indie Excellence Awards.

In 2015 I published a romance trilogy, Fever, and a duet, Sasha, set in the world of competitive ballroom dancing. I am currently working on more books in that series, following characters readers have met in the other books. I expect to release Tremor in late 2017.

I am also working on a mystery series, inspired by the small menagerie of pets I live with, all rescues. I will keep you posted on that! If you love animals and books as much as I do, I recently began a Tumblr blog called To A Mouse, devoted to books about animals or featuring animal protagonists.

When I’m not writing I love traveling, trying new restaurants (I’m a total foodie!), taking long walks in interesting places with my rat terrier mix, Sofia, fixing up our cozy new home, and reading just about anything I can get my hands on!

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