My nonfiction book, "Francis Bacon's Hidden Hand in Shakespeare's 'The Merchant of Venice’: A Study of Law, Rhetoric, and Authorship," was published in 2018 by Algora Publishing. I graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois (SIU-C) (B.A., 1982 (history, humanities) and SIU School of Law (J.D., 1985). Besides essays, book reviews, and non-fiction, I like to write poetry and children's stories, as well as content for a legal publisher. In addition to the Authors Guild, I am a member of the SCBWI, the Selden Society (for those interested in British legal history), and the Francis Bacon Society. I am the mother of three grown children and grandma to a four-year-old. "Listen to the makers of dreams, for they are the guardians of wonder."--Flavia, on a bookmark.

Other Works

  • "Something to Look Forward To"

  • "Bard of the Yard"

  • "Review of Innocent Gentillet, Simon Patericke, Ryan Murtha, Anti-Machiavel: A Discourse upon the Means of Well Governing"

  • "About Hand-Me-Downs"

  • "Iris Foils Them All"