I love writing stories – both fiction and non-fiction.
I studied American and English literature in college and dreamed of writing novels. After graduation, I worked as a journalist for a daily newspaper. I won several awards, but gave up the fast pace of the daily news when my first of three daughters was born. I turned to feature writing, and while taking a university creative writing class, I received first place in a nationwide contest for best feature in a community newspaper.
My first novel, A Grave in the Vegetable Garden was published in 2011. My second novel, A Table on Kilimanjaro,was published in 2013. It was chosen in the top 400 in the General Fiction Category for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2013.
- “Jade Cove,” short story, San Diego Writer’s Ink: A Year in Ink Anthology Vol. V
- “Almost Gone,” non-fiction, San Diego Writer’s Ink: A Year in Ink Anthology Vol. IV
- “Manta Ray Dive,” inspirational, honorable mention in Writer’s Digest 78th Annual Writing Competition
- “On the Frigid Slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro,” recently received an honorable mention in the Writer’s Digest 80th Annual Writing Competition.