My background is diverse, and my interests eclectic. I grew up in a rollerskating rink, started playing the piano when I was six, and the Hammond organ (at the skating rink) when I was nine. After graduating from Lower Dauphin High School in Hummelstown, PA, I attended Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY and received a BA in French. Then spent six weeks in Vichy, France with AIFS Study. Later, I became a teacher - piano, organ, and skating - and returned to school to get my teaching certification in Foreign Languages from Millersville University in Millersville, PA.
An avid reader, my favorite mysteries are traditional "cozies;" still a fan of Agatha Christie and Ngaio Marsh. I also like both historical and paranormal mysteries, some recent AZ authors I love are Donis Casey and Kris Neri. But, to the other end of the spectrum, can't get enough of Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Ray Bradbury, even H.P. Lovecraft, and of course, Poe. So many more favorites, too many to list here.
I didn't start writing (as a career) until my husband and I moved to Arizona in 1998. Call me a late bloomer. I've had non-fiction articles and short stories published, and worked as an editor since 2004. My as-yet-unpublished amateur sleuth mystery series, set in 1979/1980s Middletown, PA, features piano teacher Missy Jenkins. I'm an active member of the Desert Sleuths Chapter of Sisters in Crime, the Mesa Writers Guild, the Arizona Book Publishing Association, the Tempe Charter Chapter of the American Business Women's Association, the South Phoenix Women of the Moose, and the Roosevelt Women's Club.