THE BIG PICTURE
I am a lawyer, but that wasn't my intended career path out of college. I wanted to be a New Testament scholar and attended Harvard Divinity school for a year, but fate led me down a different path. I transferred to the law school and never looked back.
Growing up, I moved around a lot in Southern California before settling down on a ranch outside the town of Nespelem, Washington on the Colville reservation. I came east to Boston for school and have lived on the east coast ever since.
Today, I live in the great state of Maryland with my standard poodle, Aloy (Horizon Zero Dawn) and work remotely for an excellent company. I love my job.
I write for the joy of creative expression. I don't need the money (I know, famous last words).
I have published numerous novels with small, independent publishers (see BOOKS), the best known of which is the Win the Rings trilogy. I have also published an eclectic mix of short stories.
I will probably never write a NY Times bestseller, but I have won awards for my stories and gained favorable recognition for my writing.
I write what I like to read . . . mostly.
Sci-fi: I prefer an element of adventure, maybe a dash of romance. Very picky about space operas and epic fantasies
Urban fantasy: preferably stories that lean toward horror and myth and are not focused on humor or tongue-in-cheek
Romance: preferably YA with an unusual setting or theme, and not one that takes place primarily inside a high school
Murder mysteries; Nope
Category romance; Kill me now
STREAMING HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2021 (so far)
TV Shows: Mare of Easttown, Shadow & Bone, Tribes of Europa
Movies: Nomadland, Raya and the Last Dragon, Dig, The Map of Tiny Perfect Things, Land
Pros: Pizza, Chinese takeout, Tex-Mex, most American comfort food, fresh seafood
Cons: Salads, anything touted as "healthy," all melons, Brussel sprouts, most casseroles
I have a super talented daughter and two disabled sons. The boys keep things in perspective
Big time Red Sox fan . . . I attended games 1 & 2 of the 2004 World Series
I read Greek and Latin
If I had lived . . .
In ancient Greece, I would have hung out in the agora with Socrates
In medieval Europe, I would have been a monk
In the 19th century American west, I would have been a Cheyenne dog soldier
In the roaring twenties in the US, I would have been a grifter