I'm an independent author from rural Ohio. To date, I have published four full length novels. I also have a short story, a collection of poetry and a personal cookbook published. All of which can be found on Amazon.com.
I feel any true lover of books can write if they set their minds to it and don't let anyone tell you different. I've written and continued to write despite being told it's a waste of time, money and energy but all books must come from someone.
I was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio in 1974 as the youngest of four children with a huge age gap between myself and my oldest sister. Eighteen years to be exact. I had two older sisters and an older brother but one sister passed to cancer five years this past January. My parents moved to Rayland in 1980 where I started school.
As someone who believes school is vital for today's youth I hate to admit I wasn't very good in school until I was nine and had to be tutored at home by a school sent tutor due to illnesses. It was after that I started writing and credit my one middle school tutor for encouraging me to write. It was this encouragement and drive to succeed in school despite not being in a classroom that I was able to graduate 2nd in the class.
Now, I still live in Rayland with my Mother in order to help her out since my Father passed in 2006. I write nearly everyday or read, depending on how strong my eyes are as that's a problem since I've had seriously weak eyes since childhood.
I have three cats and one Beagle. All of them spoiled past the point of belief. (See photo gallery)
I write, as you can see by my titles, mostly fiction. Action/adventure mainly but these days I'm trying to do some romantic suspense. I also enjoy writing fan fiction when I need a break from my original characters.
Collecting is my other favorite joy. Books mainly. I have Nora Roberts full collection minus one. Also the books going to Don Pendleton's Mack Bolan series' and too many more.
I enjoy hearing from fellow writers and also readers so feel free to contact me. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org