I was born in Chicago, Illinois, but left the long winters of the Midwest as a child to find my roots in the sun and charm of California, both North and South. My adopted home became Great Britain when I spent a year of college in the east end of London with three male flat mates; one from each country on the main island. My fascination and love affair with all things British has grown over the years, facilitated by summers spent trading houses.
Graduating from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, I continued with family, teaching, singing in a jazz sextet and running foot races (and winning) before discovering my true passion….the romance and adventure of writing.
It took one Scot to awaken my poetic appreciation of Scotland's natural beauty, and another Scot to ignite my passion for writing. Thank you, gentlemen
Reading, running, weight lifting, baking death by chocolate brownies and other sinful stuff, travel and singing in my vocal pop/jazz quintet.