I was born a spoiled southern belle on the Treasure Coast of Florida, and grew up with my toes sunk deep in the pristine white sands of Fort Pierce. I’ve always been an avid reader. That’s how I spent my childhood—with my nose in a book. My interest in writing didn’t begin until the late 70s, and then I read every historical romance I could find. I loved them, but soon grew tired of the popular bodice-rippers. So, I wrote my first romance, The Black Rose, a Civil War drama, in long-hand. That began my love of writing, and someday soon I hope to revamp the story and release it.
I published my first romantic suspense novel, Sweetwater Groves, in 2006 with Publish America. I wasn’t happy with the results of that journey, but kept writing. My second novel, Dixieland Dead, a paranormal mystery, was finally published in 2016 by The Wild Rose Press. The ladies at TWRP are so special and I’m honored to be a Rose.
After writing Dixieland Dead, I didn’t want to say goodbye to my imaginary friends in Whiskey Creek, so I wrote Utterly Deadly Southern Pecan Pie. What a blast! It was after finishing this book that I decided to write The Haunted Salon Series. As of this date, I’ve finished Book Three, A Dead Pig in the Sunshine, and Book Four, Bein’ Dead Ain’t No Excuse, will be released later in 2018.
After spending years behind the stylist chair, I gave up my cosmetology license in favor of a desk chair and the adventures that come with fiction writing. You will even find a few of my hairstylist’s adventures in my books!
I now reside in a quaint town in South Georgia, where it’s dang hot most of the time, and the gnats are bigger than the state bird; the Brown Thrasher. I’m a mother, a proud grandmother of two active grandsons, and the owner of a rambunctious mini dachshund, Gator.
When not busy writing, I wile away the hours with counted cross-stitch projects, crocheting, and other fine needlecrafts. I love dark chocolate and blackberry wine.