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My very first memory of life was the sound of my mother’s glorious voice singing to me, most likely a Brahms lullaby, and I’m convinced that is why music always has a delicious way of creeping into my writing and becomes one of the most important elements.

I spent twenty years in Europe because of my father, who was with the U.S. Diplomatic Corps, and my mother who was an opera singer. I worked mainly as a simultaneous interpreter and translator as I am a linguist and speak several languages, five of which are fluent.  I also worked in the travel/airline and music industries and I have incorporated some of my adventures in TRAVEL TALES, my short travel stories series. Because of my exposure to people of different nations my writing includes many foreign settings and cultures.

Louie Marine Boots

Louie with ‘his’ Marine boots

I am the proud mother of a gallant Marine who served in Iraq, and among the members of our household you will find Louie the cat (aka King Louie XIX), so named because of his clawing love of Louis XV and XVI furniture, and surely thinks he must have been a fearless Marine in one of his former lives.

I write about romance, suspense and thrillers in different genres: Contemporary, historical and military. I demand of myself to be accurate in my research and to produce the best work possible. I hope that my books are entertaining, perhaps enlightening and informative. I want my readers to enjoy the time we spend ‘together’, and that my characters are just as alive as they are to me, even when the last page is turned.
In addition to fiction I have published a photo book, ‘Around the World in 80 Quotes on Photos‘, and ‘Travel Tales‘, short adventure stories from different places around the globe.

I also narrate audiobooks where I focus on bringing the characters’ voices to life, and strive to have the listener enjoy the story and the narration.

Thank you for your interest and for reading/listening!