Someone once asked how a nice, small-town Canadian girl like me ended up living in Seattle writing gritty suspense novels. Well, I figure that twenty years working in hi-tech, two high-energy children, a manic beagle puppy, and a husband with a propensity to obsess would drive anyone to plot a murder or two. Truthfully though, I blame my writing on two things; watching Stephen King movies as a kid and spending ridiculous amounts of time commuting in Seattle traffic. Oh, and did I mention the rain? I fell in love with writing in the third grade when I wrote a five-page story on vampires who broke into homes in the middle of the night and abducted sleeping children. Although riddled with creative spelling and grammatical faux pas, the plot was so good my father never believed I didn't steal it from a comic book. And so, a new obsession was born. After high school I opened an independent record store in my hometown. I laughed my way through Nick Hornby's novel, HIGH FIDELITY, having met a whole cast of quirky characters myself while running the business. In between customers, I wrote some horrifically bad romance novels. After closing the record store, I finally went to college and launched a successful career in hi-tech. I got married, had kids, and somewhere along the way, I started writing again. Not romances this time - suspense. When I'm not shipping software, I'm working on a manuscript, hanging out with family and friends, hiking in the woods or curled up on the couch with a good book.
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AWARDS

 

2015 Indie Reader Discovery Award Winner ~ DEADLY LIES

 

2011 PNWA Literary Contest Winner - Mystery/Thriller ~ VOW OF SILENCE