Mocha and MeBorn in Washington, DC, I was raised in Southern California where I ran wild with coyotes in the hills above Malibu. I protested the war in Vietnam, burned my bra for feminism, and am a steadfast Independent.

I am the author of the Mad Max mystery series (Unintended Consequences, Uncharted Territory, and Unsafe Haven). My two standalone novels are Eyes Without a Face, featuring a female serial killer, and Out of the Desert, a coming-of-age story set in the Mojave Desert.

In her spare time, I am the past president of the state-wide Virginia Writers Club and mentor writers through participation in its Lake Writers and Valley Writers chapters.