Writers are often introverted and insecure…help me out here.
I was born and raised in a suburb north of Chicago. After completing my education, becoming a registered nurse, and for the next 21 years, I worked and lived in southeastern Wisconsin. My career initially included 8 years in the emergency room. The next 13 years I managed an Allergy Clinic that I created and managed along with a secondary business in environmental medicine.
At that time, I co-authored a piece for the Journal of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. While I was mentoring our Allergy support group, I designed, produced, and sold an allergy cookbook for our patients. During that period, I co-created a national organization for allied personnel in Environmental medicine and a local group for physicians and staff.
In August of 1998, I sold my home and relocated to New Mexico where I worked for the University of New Mexico in HIV research until funding ceased. In the 2000, I was hired to work in Home Health Care. I retired early in 2008.
I consider myself an avid and eclectic reader who only discovered lesbian fiction in the past decade. Story telling has always been a family trait born in childhood and manifested during high school and college years as a passion for theatre.
My hobbies are primarily artistic: photography, cholla cactus crafting, and assemblage and now writing. I started to write a medical mystery Several years earlier in 2005, then discovered the online writing project, NaNoWriMo in 2006, and couldn’t stop writing. In 2008, I broke from my mystery and started the Damaged series (romantic intrigue). Since then I have completed five manuscripts in the series, five stand-alone novels, and two novellas. I am currently working on a mystery and a novella based on two wonderful seniors 😉
I am enjoying retirement on the beauty of the high desert of New Mexico with my wonderful canine companions. Writing has given me a wonderful new community of like-minded companions.