About the Author...
Hello friends. Just thought I'd share a little of my background with you.
I'm a native of California’s Bay Area. In January of 1999 I moved, with my job, to Marlborough, Massachusetts (a suburb of Boston). I thought it would be fun to give four seasons a try, and well, to be honest, I didn't know moving to New England in January was a really bad idea. Twelve years later, in February of 2011 I moved again. This time, older and wiser, I headed south during the winter to Greenville, South Carolina. As a matter of fact, when I drove out of Massachusetts, it was literally a snow storm! But, I headed out anyway, determined to leave all things winter behind.
In Greenville I met my husband, Michael Cleveland. Want to hear something interesting and maybe a little creepy? I started writing Face Front long before I met my husband, but the character, Steven Montgomery seriously resembles him, with his dirty blonde hair and husky blue eyes. I often joke that I must have known my husband, Michael, was coming. But, if that were true, why did I make him a killer's target? I told you it was interesting and perhaps a little creepy!
I'm blessed with a very large family and lots of wonderful friends. We love to laugh. I credit them with the bits of humor you’ll find in my books. I often create characters using friends and family as inspiration. Gary and Betty are my real parents, and yes, they are really that funny. Miranda and Detective Schwinn are named after a gal pal I've had since I was 14 years old. Alcidia is my beautiful niece and her beau Diego is a co-worker that is like a son to me.
Although I like to write murder-mystery, I never want to leave my reader with a heavy heart. So, the humor is to lighten things up a bit. And, it may interest you to know, lots of those moments are true stories!
Below are pics of Michael and me on the left and my parents, Betty and Gary on the right. Visit my blog page for more pics.