It’s wonderful for a writer to live near Washington, DC as I do. The research resources are fabulous, the scenery is great – complete with monuments, gorgeous public buildings, and the most amazing, weird, convoluted, political people – and I get to be here with the most awesome family, friends and neighbors in the world. I live here with my wonderful husband (he’s my personal hero), my two delightful, growing-too-fast sons, and my two very active dogs, both of whom are rescues.
As a former marketing executive, I worked for research parks, governmental concerns and not-for-profits, (which is also great fodder for the writer’s mind!) but now I’m happily employed as a full-time writer and consultant. I’m a member of Romance Writers of America, Mystery Writers of America, Science Fiction Writers of America and Thriller Writers. I’m also a proud member of both the Washington Romance Writers and the Maryland Romance Writers, my local RWA chapters, as well as several online RWA chapters.
One of the most enjoyable things I get to do as a consultant and writer, is to teach. I enjoy connecting with my clients, readers and other writers. In addition to my marketing work, I have degrees in residential and commercial interior design and landscape design. Based on my research, I teach a class called Creating the Write Environment. Having also worked in the funeral and cemetery business for nearly thirteen years, I teach a class on Body Disposal. I’m also delighted to teach a class called Limbo-Limbo or Surviving Till you Get THE CALL. You can check those out on the Classes page.
Being part of the Adams Family, as you can imagine, Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love to work in the garden, run my dogs, hang out with my family, and write. Other than that, as the late Anne McCaffrey used to say, the rest is subject to change without notice.