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My manuscript On Common Ground was a finalist in the Great Beginnings Contest sponsored by the Utah chapter of Romance Writers of America.
My short story, Finding Emily, won second place in the 2011 Silver Quill Contest, sponsored by the Storyteller Magazine and received an Honorable Mention in the 2012 Writing on the Walls Contest. Finding Emily is available in the Writing on the Walls IV anthology from Mockingbird Lane Press and is currently out of print.
My almost thirty-year career as a paralegal has strengthened and honed my technical writing and editing skills and my passion for the theater and developing unique characters on-stage, goes hand-in-hand with my love of writing and creating characters on paper. I completed a writing course through Long Ridge Writer’s Group and regularly wrote a humor column for the El Dorado County Legal Professionals’ Association monthly newsletter.
In September 2009, I received notification that my short story, Dancing In the Middle, received an honorable mention in the Writing on the Walls III contest, sponsored by The Storyteller magazine and the story was published in the 2010 Writing on the Walls III anthology from Mockingbird Lane Press and is currently out of print.
I am a member of Romance Writers of America and the former President of its Sacramento chapter. I am a former member of the El Dorado County Legal Professionals’ Association, having served as Programs Chair for several years.
I enjoy the performing arts, traveling, reading, watching bull riding, and creating fun and interesting new characters for future novels. I live with my husband and our dog in historic Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Every journey in life is met with pitfalls and triumphs and my journey as a writer has been no different. Many kind and caring persons have helped me along the way. I wish to first express my gratitude to Claire Crowson, who planted the seed that has taken root and made me begin this journey in the first place. My deepest thanks to Brenda Novak for pointing me in the right direction; to Cindy Munoz for keeping me on the path; to Jeannie Ruesch, for merging me onto the information super highway; to Dad for removing roadblocks; to my “pit crew” of friends and family, including the Sacramento Valley Roses, for providing respite and refreshment to re-fuel and re-energize my spirit; to my awesome husband, Corey, for always pushing me in a forward direction; and to God with whom all things are possible.
“A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily,
adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously,
and continues a friend unchangeably.”
~- William Penn
This section would not be complete without expressing my undying love to my mother; I miss you, love you always, and hope to continue making you proud.