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I have been writing since I was 8 years old.  My grandparents and great aunt instilled a love of history.  My mother and my best friend instilled a love a books.  I was a bibliophile by the time I could talk.  Writing naturally grew from that.  I was in my late teens when I had my first short story published and have published a few since then.

However, novels have always been my true love.  I have written sixteen or seventeen of them, but have had trouble getting published, just like everyone else.  Most of my rejection letters have told me to “put a little sex in it” and resubmit.  I just never really found the places where they thought the sex belonged.

My other hobbies include travel and I have been to tons of places.  For some reason, my two favorites cities to visit are Chicago, Illinois and Berlin, Germany.  I love to learn.  I am a huge music fan; although, I seem to have jumped off the “new music bandwagon” in recent years.  I read as much as possible.  I play both steel-tip and soft-tip darts and belong to leagues, as well as being a board member of a steel-tip league.  My SO and I go camping almost every other weekend during the summer, including a trip to Noel, Missouri for the World’s Largest Outdoor Dart Tournament: The Chicken Coop Open.

Favorite authors are a hodge-podge of classics, pop novelists and the critically deep: Jane Austen, Gaston LeRoux, Stephen King, Janet Evanovich, HP Lovecraft, Clive Barker, and James Patterson, to name a few.

Favorite bands include KMFDM, Rammstein, Nine Inch Nails, Rob Zombie, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, Andrea Bocelli, Pink, and Garbage, also to name a few.

I have a degree in history from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

I speak English and German with a smattering of Russian in there for some very bizarre reason.

I am secretly in love with Stephen Fry and believe he might actually know everything… I watch QI religiously as a result.

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  1. Kim

     /  March 29, 2015

    I just completed,”Tortured Dreams”. This is the first of your books that I have read. I read it straight through, it’s now 1:53 am. I selected your book at random and I look forward to reading more of your work. I was enthralled from the moment I started reading.
    I won’t dwell upon myself, other than to tell you that today was chemo day, a day I normally dread, but I was able to escape through this wonderful literary work! So, thank you and please keep writing! You rock! 👏

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  2. I wish I could share the string of angry and angst-filled texts my daughter, who is a high school junior, sent me today after speed-reading through Mutilated Dreams. We just downloaded it last night and sometime after 5th period the texting began. I haven’t finished it yet, as one of us actually does something at school during the day (I evaluate special needs pre-k children and she apparently reads your books). Here are but a few of her messages, each line was a separate text:

    The new bad guy is horrible!
    I don’t even want him to exist!
    I loathe him immensely!
    The new bad guy is really, really bad.
    Like, super bad!
    I don’t even have a way to accurately describe how much I detest him!!
    He went after Malachi
    And Ace
    And Fiona
    And Lucas
    Basically the SCTU
    It’s just bad.
    They’re horrible!
    And then there is the cliffhanger that just made it worse!

    Yep. Apparently she has gotten several of her friends into your Dreams and Reality series by simply emoting her joy, outrage, disbelief, and admiration for your writing, again apparently during school. I should be mad at her, but I totally get it. And now I’m off to finish Mutilated Dreams so she will stop slapping her hand over her mouth to prevent any spoilers from popping out.

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    • Those are hilarious! No worries though, they always get what they deserve in the end and this story has only begun. I think she will find Fortified Dreams more satisfying.

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  3. Cheryl

     /  June 30, 2016

    I just started reading your Dreams & Reality series last week and I am now on #7. I am totally hooked! O yeah, I also loved the reference to the Janet Evanovich series. I love Stephanie Plum and Morelli! I have that entire series and Have read them several times. I imagine I will read and reread your dreams series as well. Thanks for giving me something to look forward to each night before bed.

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  4. Marsha

     /  July 16, 2016

    I have been binge reading your book this last week ever since I got the first one free. Really enjoying them all. Very interesting facts especially in your first book. Makes you pause and think

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  5. Stacy Morris

     /  August 3, 2016

    I just finished all three series and enjoyed them immensely. I also recommended the Dreams and Reality to my stepfather. I hope you will continue writing more books for all three series.

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    • I have Innocent Dreams and The Dysfunctional Wedding in the works. The Brenna Strachan series is done, however, at the end of book four, Brenna gave birth to Callie Strachan and I have been hammering out the details for the Death Demon Trilogy for the last year. It will pick up with Callie’s life as an adult (and mother).

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      • Tennie

         /  March 10, 2017

        Loving this series! Just got into them about 1.5 weeks ago and stopped reading everything else in the meantime. Can not put them down.
        Wondering about Innocent Dreams? This says it was in the works in 2016, there is the 1.5 coming out, but I see nothing for Innocent. Can you share an update on it? Still says on here it is going to be published Oct of 2016.
        Thank you for any info.

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      • Innocent Dreams got put on hold for a while. I found it very difficult to have my great nephew a few times a week and then write about a child killer. However, Flawless Dreams will release in May.

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