I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. In college, instead of following my dream of becoming a fiction novelist, I elected a more “practical” career path. I earned a degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin and promptly embarked on a successful 20-year corporate marketing and communications career. My writing has been published in countless brochures, flyers, trade magazines, newspapers, websites, newsletters and other media across several industries. But that little voice in my head, the one that knew best what I truly wanted to be when I grew up, never let me lose sight of my passion. And the ideas never stopped coming. I’ve attended creative writing classes, conferences, and writers’ workshops periodically over the years, at institutions including the Minnesota Writer’s Workshop, The Loft Literary Center, the University of Minnesota, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and North Hennepin Community College (from which I earned a Certificate in Creative Writing in 2004). I am an affiliate member of Mystery Writers of America. I live just outside Minneapolis, Minnesota with my two busy kids, two cats, two fish, and probably a partridge in a pear tree. Influences include Stephen King (my hero), Peter Straub, John Sandford, and P.J. Tracy. My first novel, CHARLIE’S MIRROR, will be available on December 8, 2020. I believe that it is never too late to follow your dreams.