I was clued in to mystery stories early in life as an avid fan of Trixie Belden and Nancy Drew. As an adolescent, I began reading adult mysteries when my uncle gave my father a cardboard box filled with Detective Book Club novels. My book collection includes pretty much everything by the Golden Agers Christie, Sayers, Marsh, Allingham, and Tey. I’m a passionate reader of the works of P.D. James, Elizabeth George, Minette Walters, Val McDermid, Ann Cleeves, Susan Hill, and so many other outstanding mystery and crime writers.
My own writing ranges from flash fiction to short stories, and now, my first novel. My amateur sleuth, Bethany Jarviss, solves a murder case in The First Fiancée, forthcoming Dec. 14, 2022 from the Wild Rose Press. Bethany is the grants administrator for her family’s charitable foundation in New Mexico. She uses her sharp mind and engaging personality to solve crimes that threaten to shake up the lives of people she loves. Bethany has complicated relationships with her family and her cowboy boyfriend. I’m having a fine time fine-tuning the manuscript of a second novel and drafting a third featuring this gal. I write in my office at home in Colorado, my cabin in the New Mexico mountains, or wherever else I go with my laptop. I take tea breaks with my nose in a classic or contemporary mystery at my favorite cafes. Maybe I’ll see you there!