I grew up in a rural area in Massachusetts and currently live in a small but interesting city in Southern California. In 2010, I retired from full-time employment. I’m finally able to work on my own writing projects for more than a few hours a week. I’m also an Indie editor, specializing in editing a variety of short projects for individuals and small businesses.
I was employed as an editor at CARF International for more than six years. Prior to "officially" working as an editor, I wrote or edited a variety of business documents (including job procedures) for former employers, mostly while officially employed as a bookkeeper or accounting clerk.
I've always been a writer. Well, ever since that morning in the fourth grade when I got bored during a mixed fractions class and begin writing the Great American Novel. I got a D in math for that marking period. My parents strongly suggested that I put my writing aspirations on hold until I graduated from high school.
In the 1980s, I participated in writing workshops as a part-time student in the undergraduate creative writing program at the University of Arizona. In the early 1990s, I went back to college part time and eventually completed requirements for a B.A. in English (with concentrations in writing and literature). The required math class did not wreck my grade point average as I had feared it would. I paid attention in class this time and got an A for my efforts. I graduated magna cum laude.
I have had essays, articles, and anecdotal material published locally, regionally, and online. I'm currently writing my first novella, tentatively titled The Truth is Complicated. Actually, I've been writing it for quite a while. Unfortunately, life does get in the way. However, I hope to have the first draft completed before the end of 2013.
I am a member of Romance Writers of America and the Saguaro Romance Writers (the Tucson chapter of RWA). I am also a former associate member of the Society of Southwestern Authors. You can find me on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.