About the Author: In Her Own Words

I grew up in Dallas, Texas, and was touched by JFK’s assassination in “my own backyard.” A senseless act of random violence against an acquaintance, along with the dirty little secret of domestic violence in households throughout America, inspired Shelter from the Texas Heat.

The novel was originally created in an advanced fiction workshop at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition, excerpts were critiqued in graduate school at Kennesaw State University, where I received a Master of Arts in Professional Writing degree.

I moved to Atlanta from Los Angeles with my late husband, Simon, after we were hard hit in the Northridge earthquake in 1994. Previously in Los Angeles, I worked in advertising for many years. I developed a love for the printed word.

I teach advanced grammar courses at corporate training departments and universities, including Georgia Tech, Spelman College, and Emory Continuing Education.

My undergraduate degree is in Fine Art from The University of Texas at Austin. I graduated summa cum laude and was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Scholastic Honor Society. I also attended UCLA as an undergraduate.

For over a decade, I worked as a journalist in Atlanta, covering the fun side of life: the arts, travel, and food.

Being a writer has opened many doors for me: teaching, reading with more passion, and being part of the vibrant and stimulating world of those who love the written word.

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