Hey all – I’m a fiction author living in Northeast Washington State where there are plenty of mountains, lakes and pine trees along with four distinct seasons. I share my home with one spouse and three German Shepherds. I’m a big fan of gothic literature and completed my Master’s Thesis on the 1872 vampire story “Carmilla.” That was great fun!
A reader since I could pick up a book, my goal in grade school was to read every book in the library. I didn’t quite make it through every book, but I came darn close, and thus my love of literature was born. I started writing in high school and have continued through today. I didn’t follow my muse to college, at least not at first.
Instead, I floundered around and managed to complete a degree with concentrations in Psychology, Communications and Women’s Studies at Eastern Washington University. But, the pull of the written word wasn’t done with me yet, and I went back to school to complete a Masters in Humanities through California State University. With a thesis on Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s vampire tale “Carmilla”, it was a gothic writer’s dream come true. When not writing stories filled with romance and a touch of the paranormal, I’m training for half-marathons as I work on my goal of completing one in each state. In my spare time, I’m playwright and an actor.