A long-time teacher of literacy, ESL, and English, I published my first novel, THE POCKET WIFE with Harper Collins in 2015. The story of a bipolar woman in the throes of a manic episode, the book follows her struggles to vindicate herself in the murder of her neighbor when it seems she was the last person to see the woman alive. My second book, THE OTHER WIDOW, also with Harper Collins, is the story of two women left behind when a businessman is killed on an icy Boston street in the middle of winter. It is told from the POVs of his widow, his girlfriend (the "other widow") and a young insurance investigator, an ex-policewoman with PTSD.
I am currently writing my next novel, another psychological suspense. I prefer writing about the "whys" of things more than the "things" themselves, the motivation, to me, is far more interesting than the action.
I am a teacher, a workshop-giver, an author, and the mother of three daughters and (at present) three cats. I live in Atlanta and am a noisy member of my local planning commission.
I love traveling and rainy days. I love people, especially in their unguarded moments. The theme of disenfranchisement is present in most of my work because I hope, in some minuscule way, to give a face to the mentally ill.