I earned my book-writing stripes authoring a series of original paperbacks for Berkley. My undergrad degree is in English and I have an MFA in Creative Writing, with a concentration in Popular Fiction, from University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast program. Twice awarded scholarships, I have studied at the Norman Mailer Writers Center on Cape Cod, MA with Sigrid Nunez and David Black. I have worked as a teacher and professor, a newspaper reporter, an international corporate consultant, and I led a combat intelligence team in the first Gulf War.
I have developed a substantial web platform and I am invited to speak at paid engagements. I’m a member of International Thriller Writers and I am the moderator of a writing forum for students and alumni of my MFA program. I am a past-president of the Alumni Association for the Stonecoast MFA program.