Bio

 

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I am the author of the gritty urban Niki Alexander mysteries, Less Dead (2008), Lost Witness (2009), and A Matter of Revenge (2017).

The Flawed Dance (2016) is a thriller set in Philadelphia in the late sixties about a young woman escaping the abuse of her older lover who is fleeing from the Mob.

A present day thriller, The Past Never Dies (2017) is set in the oil and gas industry. Lillian Wallace, investigator for a defense attorney, has the unlikely job of proving a young woman’s father murdered her mother two years ago and got away clean.

My short stories are  included in four Final Twist anthologies.

I authored two full length scripts about the 1900 Galveston storm, both of which were optioned by a production company. I also had fun and met some wonderful writers while co-writing a script for a 48Hour Film Project, seen at the Alamo Movie Theater. A few years earlier I took a directing course at a local playhouse and, altogether with two talented  students, we wrote, edited and acted a one-act play.

I am a member of Mystery Writers of America and serve as chapter treasurer and newsletter editor. I am also a member of Sisters-In-Crime, The International Thriller Writers, and The Final Twist Writers.

I settled in Texas after leaving my home state of California, with varying stops in cities in New York, Florida, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. I studied writing at UCLA, USC, Beyond Baroque, and Rice University. I held a variety of occupations, including working as a waitress, car and retail salesperson, go-go dancer, paralegal and executive secretary to oil and gas companies.

Now semi-retired, I devote my time writing about murder – the perpetrators, the victims, and the people who seek justice. I am happily unmarried after six attempts with men who would make fascinating characters in books, but couldn’t succeed as husbands. I now live in Houston with a rescue dog and a dozen rescue cats, with my grown children,  grandchildren, and great-grandchildren nearby.

You can find my books at Amazon, B&N, iTunes, Audible, Black Opal Books, or you can order from bookstores everywhere.