How It Started:
I have been a writer all of my life. This kind of commitment comes from my bones, and has never been something I could ignore. It is a little like an affliction of joy, as my psychological, emotional, intellectual and physical states melt together when I feel the words coming. For me, writing has always been a mesmerizing endeavor and an attempt to put my fingertips, however briefly, on a state of grace.
How I Worked at It:
I studied journalism in college, and philosophy, both of which taught me how to see and how to think. I spent many years studying formal English and French, and learned about the nuts and bolts of language communication as we know it today. My first graduate degree was in English/Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. During this time I began to read things I loved, and to find my own style. I also spent innumerable hours in coffee houses in the halcyon days of writers in the city.
I have worked as a magazine journalist, a copywriter, a PR and marketing professional, a short story writer, a poet, and finally, a novelist. The novel is much my preferred format, because it allows me the latitude to breathe life into people in my parallel worlds.
What I Am Working on Now:
While finishing up a sequel to my first thriller, Window of Exposure, I have become intrigued by telling an historical story of the development of the United States of America through its women’s lives, all of whom are blood-related. I call this “Epigenetics” after the scientific study of our ancestors’ experiences that change our DNA forever.