I was born in New York City and was 10 years old in elementary school when President John Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. As I watched the events unfold on television I became fascinated. This lifelong interest resulted in my first novel, "View From the Sixth Floor: An Oswald Tale". With the release of my novel "Riddle" I once again tackled a social issue; the illegal adoption of First Nations babies separated from their families. Small town prejudices against people of color and "outsiders" results in a unique friendship between two young people. Weaving a romantic thriller around the issues, I create rich characters in all my writing that draw the reader into their lives. Soon to be released "Carved Wooden Heart" is my first erotic romance novel. Written with new author Starla Hartless, the story follows a young journalist as she experiences joys and sorrows but never gives up on her dreams. Advanced readers have given high praise to the book which will be officially released on September 24, 2016. With my education in Criminal Psychology, Sociology, and Media Communications I have a unique insight into how criminals think and how society responds to their crimes. Volunteering in local Domestic Violence groups in my hometown I like to confront social problems in my stories. I currently lives with my husband, writer Neil Douglas Newton, along with a collection of rescued cats and dogs in a 100 year old house. Mother of 4, grandmother of 5.5, and great grandmother of one, I am already working on my fourth and fifth books "Stolen" where I return to my fascination with criminals and an overburdened justice system. "Blood and Tears on Murder Highway" deals with missing and murdered indigenous women in British Columbia. In addition she has short stories in several anthologies, one of which in the collection "Twisted Tales", has been compared to Stephen King.
Writing, reading, films, photography, traveling (especially cruising), and snorkeling.