Books were my first love. When I was 8 years old, we lived across the street from the city library. That summer I burned through Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, the Narnia series and A Wrinkle in Time, just to start. So began a 40 year love affair that continues to this day.
By trade, I’m an attorney. With a BA in Journalism and a Technical Writing minor, I started my professional career as a technical writer/training developer. However, after 10 years in IT and volunteering to teach computer skills at a domestic violence shelter, I went to law school at night to become a legal advocate and have dedicated my legal career to advocating for abused and neglected women and children. I’ve worked as a prosecutor, a public defender, in private practice, and for non-profit agencies that recruit, train, and supervise volunteer advocates for children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect both in Colorado and Texas.
Regardless of my official position, I’ve always sought out opportunities to write and teach because of my love for both. As an assistant district attorney I provided training regarding the dynamics of domestic violence for law enforcement and published articles in professional legal journals.
I wrote my first novel, Truth Kills, because the characters came alive for me and I had to see what happened to them. Basically, I wrote it because I wanted to read it. After 25 years in Dallas, TX, my husband and I recently relocated to Centennial, CO, with our adopted Cowboy Corgi, Hershey.