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 have recently become a volunteer with Literacy Instruction for Texas (LIFT), a wonderful organization that helps truly amazing and inspirational adults learn to read.

I currently review books for 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 also 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, and articles about activities and restaurants in the Dallas area in Texas Lifestyle Magazine.

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. 

Novel Writing:

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.

Sample Freelance Articles:

I’ve published articles about being an imperfect parent of imperfect kids in Your Teen Magazine:  I’m Pregnant and  17 Years and 27 Days (Written as Emily Lane)

I’ve also published an article about The Dallas Golden Gloves on Boxing.com, and an article for writers: WomenWriters Women[s] Books: Deciding What To Write

The Writer March 2017

My article Don’t Go It Alone – An Introvert’s Guide to Building a Writing Community was featured in the March 2017 edition of The Writer magazine. 

My article The Genius Behind Story Genius –  Ten Writing Insights From Brain Science Guru Lisa Cron was featured in the August 2017 issue of The Writer magazine.

Tech Help: Thirty-five Tech Products to Help Revolutionize Your Writing was featured in the November 2017 issue of The Writer magazine.


Should a Writer Ever Write for Free? was featured in the January 2018 issue of The Writer magazine.

More to follow in 2018!

Father, mother, and kids inside a simulated space module.

Spring Fun at Perot Museum was featured in Texas Lifestyle Magazine.

Contact Info:

If you’d like to send me a line, I’d love to hear from you.  Please contact me at klromo@klromo.com, or @klromo on Twitter.