I’m a USA Today bestselling author of thriller novels, a homeschooling (and roadschooling) mother of three, and a former attorney who traded the practice of law for the art of telling stories. I’ve been a reader and writer since I could turn the pages of a book and grasp a crayon. In high school, I began to share my poetry in print and at poetry readings throughout Pittsburgh. I was the editor-in-chief of the school paper and, in my sophomore year, I helped start Beyond, a literary magazine.
So it came as no surprise to anyone when I majored in English literature at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating with dual concentrations in medieval literature and creative writing poetry. After working in the publishing industry as an editor for several years, I returned to school to earn a law degree. (Continuing a theme, I was the editor-in-chief of the Duquesne University Law Review.)
After practicing law for fifteen years, I retired to homeschool my three young kids and write fiction. To date, I’ve written more than two dozen bestselling legal thrillers, suspense thrillers, romantic comedic mysteries, and forensic thrillers.
I’ve developed and taught local creative writing classes for writers as young as five and as old as seventeen. I consider it a great privilege to help a young writer emerge from his or her cocoon and spread those writing wings!
When I’m not writing, and sometimes when I am, our family (along with Java, the family cat) travels throughout North America in an RV, learning as we go. Wherever we happen to be, the Brave Writer Lifestyle is an important part of our family rhythm—it’s woven into the fabric of our daily life.
I’m delighted to join the Brave Writer family of teachers!