I was hooked on books when, as a preschooler, my mother read me Gulliver’s Travels. There began my love of all things fantastical.
I wrote my first story when I was ten. It was about a Montana ranch girl who caught and tamed a wild horse. The story won a blue ribbon at the Montana State Fair. I also won blue ribbons on a couple of ink drawings. Someone actually bought one and I earned five dollars. I’ve been writing stories ever since.
I write contemporary fantasy/horror. Gatekeeper, my first novel, has been updated to lead-in to Chaos, a sequel. I’m terrified of spiders, and my darkest fears inhabit these stories. Why spiders? Because they are creepy and my spider creatures do horrible things to humans.
“It scared my pants off,” an Amazon review says of Gatekeeper.
I hope readers have their socks scared off, too.
Rule for entering dark rooms: Never reach around a corner to turn on a light. Always look to see if there are spiders on the light switch.
Besides finishing Chaos, I am hard at work with a co-author on a romantic suspense called Double Danger. It’s set in Michigan where I spent my working years.
When I’m not writing, I knit socks (in case anybody loses theirs), scarves and sweaters for family members. So far I have never found a spider in my yarn stash. Just to be safe I always checks it when I retrieve a ball from the box. Also, the first time in the autumn I wear a jacket I put it on the floor and stomp all over it to be sure nothing is lurking inside it.
I am a proud member of the South Carolina Writers’ Association (Formerly South Carolina Writers’ Workshop). I live with my sports junkie husband in Murrells Inlet, SC, where I write, knit and create video book trailers for myself and authors.