|Industry||Communications or Media|
|Occupation||Journalist, book reviewer|
|Location||Mission Viejo, California, United States|
|Introduction||I am a free lance journalist, children's book writer, and book & theater reviewer. I belong to Mystery Writers of America, Sisters In Crime, and the California Writers Club and write for their newsletters. I currently review books for Mystery Scene Magazine. I also have two blogs: "Here's How It Happened" which is mostly about books and authors but also includes a few miscellaneous topics. "Morning Meditations; Beginning the Day in God's Word" in which I talk about what I'm learning as I study the Bible each day. I am an Evangelical Christian and a right-wing conservative Republican. I am involved in various elder and children's ministries at my church, and have gone on several short-term mission trips to Africa. I enjoy being outdoors (gardening, walking/hiking, swimming at the YMCA), and paddle boarding or just walking at the beach.|
|Interests||Writing, reading mystery books, writing children's stories and flash fiction, travel, Bible study, gardening.|
|Favorite Movies||Perennial Favorites: American Dreamer and Ladyhawke. I seriously haven't been to see a contemporary film in ages. I enjoy the Doc Martin and Downton Abbey PBS series, as well as their Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot mysteries.|
|Favorite Music||Christian/Gospel/Worship, Broadway musicals|
|Favorite Books||Shell Seekers, The Thirteenth Tale, any Chet & Bernie mystery by Spenser Quinn, any by Louise Penny, Earlene Fowler, Michael Connelly, James Scott Bell, Mary Stewart.|
When you open your eyes underwater, do you ever worry that you'll drown?
Never! It is the coolest, most serene, beautifully azure place to be. Now if only I could hold my breath longer!