I began my professional life by earning a Juris Doctor degree in California and practicing law at the trial and appellate levels. While writing briefs for the courts and advocating for my clients gave me much satisfaction, I eventually realized that I wanted to take a more artistic path.
That path led me to pack some camping equipment into my SUV and hit the road. I crisscrossed the country on backroads and scenic byways experiencing adventures and soaking up impressions. Eventually, I settled on the Oregon coast, where lulled by the rolling surf, I sleep and wake with stories tumbling in my head.
I completed the professional screenwriting program at UCLA Film School and have written several screenplays. And although I love the screenplay format, I decided that writing novels would allow me to delve much deeper into the characters that play around in my head.
I’m a “pantser” in that I allow the story and characters to develop as I write, riding the serendipitous energy of the muse.
When my high-heels were not echoing in the halls of justice, I studied sculpture at Otis College of Art and Design. So when I am not musing over my stories or pounding away on my laptop, I am sequestered in the quiet inner sanctum of my studio, with hammer and chisel in hand, searching for that one clear note, that poetic line that can only be expressed in stone.