I’ve wanted to be a writer my whole life. To that end, I got a degree in English and was then shocked to find employers were not beating a path to my door. However, I eventually managed to obtain semi-respectable employment as a technical writer.
As time passed, I found myself thinking that it was time to dust off the dreams I’d had as a kid. I joined the Writers’ League of Texas, bought a laptop, and stared at the blank screen in between endless rounds of FreeCell (at which I became exceptionally proficient). Then I had the opportunity to take a tour of Egypt, and I was dazzled. By the time I got back, I had a plot, I had characters, and I couldn’t wait to get started.
DEATH ON TOUR was published after winning the Mystery Writers of America/Minotaur Books First Crime Novel award, soon followed by DEATH MAKES THE CUT, and DEATH RIDES AGAIN.
Since then, I’ve focused on living. I took a sabbatical to move to Edinburgh, Scotland, for a year and earned a masters in history at the University of Edinburgh. (Apparently I felt the need for a degree with even less employment potential than an English degree.) I came back, married the love of my life, and have spent the past few years traveling the world…until Covid hit. Started learning digital art and found I really love it. Now, finally, starting to travel again and looking for the next new adventure.