Early on, I was a professional actor and Screen Actors Guild Member, then moved behind the camera as Assistant to the Director of Production at The American Film Institute (AFI).
My professional writing career began in journalism, as managing editor of Tennis Illustrated Magazine and later, of D Magazine in Dallas. I was contributing book editor for Five Minutes to Midnight (Delacorte 1980), an international thriller.
My first solo novel is The Body Business, Book 1 in The Samantha Newman Mystery Series. It was a finalist for national and regional awards. A new edition was published in 2020. Book 2, The Body Next Door, earned 1st Place, Mystery & Mayhem category, at the 2017 Chanticleer Book Awards; a Silver Medal, Readers' Favorite Award; and was a Finalist for the Silver Falchion at Killer Nashville. Book 3 will be published in early 2021.
I am researching background for a historical novel. A children’s collection of silly verse is an ongoing project.