Being A Writer
I am a novelist, freelance writer, book reviewer, and essayist who enjoys writing about things on the fringe: teetering dangerously on the edge is much more interesting than standing safely in the middle. I am passionate about social justice, women’s issues, and adult literacy. When not lost in words and commas, I’m most likely being snarky with my kids or making gooey desserts for the grand-kids.
I am a member of International Thriller Writers, Women’s Fiction Writers’ Association, and National Book Critics Circle. I am a volunteer teacher with Literacy Instruction for Texas (LIFT), a wonderful organization that helps truly amazing and inspirational adults learn to read. I am also a contributing writer and book reviewer for STREET Zine, the Dallas street newspaper to benefit the homeless, published by The Stewpot (a member of International Network of Street Papers).
I currently review books for The Big Thrill magazine, BookTrib, Library Journal, Washington Independent Review of Books, and Suspense Magazine. I also have a new column at Washington Independent Review of Books, That’s What SHE Said: Lit Women Who Rock.
I am Assistant Editor for The Big Thrill, the magazine of the International Thriller Writers.
Please check out my writing-related articles in The Writer Magazine , my essay at Narratively.com, articles about activities and restaurants in the Dallas area in Texas Lifestyle Magazine, and other freelance articles on my Freelance page.
Fun Facts About Me:
I’m crazy about noisy clocks, fuzzy blankets, anything pink, music boxes, and all things Santa Claus. I love shopping for purses (not the expensive kind), nightgowns, and flip-flops. I’ve been a bibliophile since I was six. And I HATE the word normal.
And of course I must include a picture of my killer poodle “Judy”
SYNCHRONICITY – Magical realism zaps readers back in time in this edgy upmarket historical suspense novel, seductively twisting past and present. A tale of reincarnation and reinvention.
Currently querying agents! If interested, please let me know.