I am a 62-year-old "recovering" lawyer from Chicago, Illinois who is intrigued by death and the afterlife, amused by quirky people, irritated by the “justice system,” and inspired by finding ways in which they all intersect. My writing is inspired by my years of serving people at their lives' end and practicing law in a wide range of settings.
I retired in late 2019 with plans to travel. When the pandemic quashed those dreams, I finished writing two novels I began writing twenty years ago, "Miss Minnie's Boarding House" (an historical family saga) and "Angel's Brew" (a legal thriller). And while watching Trump’s second impeachment trial, I was inspired to write my first comedy screenplay, "The Third Impeachment Trial of Donald J. Trump," for which I have placed as preliminary finalist and semi-finalist in a number of international screenplay competitions. I now have a plethora of stories flooding my brain, and I hope to turn them into additional novels and screenplays to entertain and inspire for many years to come. My book of vignettes and snapshots about women's lives and relationships, "The Lines In Her Face," was published in 1995. My stories and photographs have also appeared in a number of anthologies and magazines.