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Welcome to Here you will find everything you ever wanted to know (and probably some things you didn’t care to know) about me, my books, my articles, my writing blog, and whatever else I choose to share.

I am an original Valley Girl (like, totally) who loves hockey, horror movies, cooking, dancing, photography, playing poker, and, of course, writing. I have been penning stories and poetry since I was seven when I used to staple sheets of paper together and craft and illustrate my own books. Over the years, my writing style has accommodated whatever period in life I was experiencing, thus giving me a rather large repertoire with which to showcase my work. Recently I have been rather humor-driven to keep me out of the nuthouse because if you can’t laugh at yourself, someone else, for sure, will.

I have two useless degrees (MSCJ and BS) in criminal justice and criminology with emphases in homeland security, criminal behavior, and criminalistics (the old-fashioned term for forensics.) I have worked in jails, was a process server, ran a few eBay stores, was an adult basic education/GED instructor to prison inmates (as well as their writing group sponsor), and taught writing to adult GED students at a local community college. Throughout all of this, I have written. And written. And, hey, guess what? Written.

While historically, primarily an academic writer and researcher, I have written  numerous articles on a variety of subjects which have been published in various print and online media. In 2011, I self-published my first novella, Trophy Hunter (which has since been retired because, quite honestly, I’m not a big fan of it as I wrote it during a particularly low point in my life.)

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My most recent endeavors have led me down a more poetry-driven path thanks to the wonderful writing community that is Prose, as well as into the unique realm of micropoetry and the ubiquity of these short poems on Twitter. Hence, I have shared several of my pieces in cyberspace and have been surprisingly pleased with their reception and the positive feedback I have received.

Ergo, I have published numerous poetry collections over the past few years as well as The Downfall of American Corrections that deals with the problems of prison privatization, mandatory minimum sentencing, and the failure of the US corrections system to adequately rehabilitate offenders.

Three other books: two micropoetry collections (Raising Awareness 17 Syllables at a Time: Micropoetry for a Troubled World and Raising  Awareness Another 17 Syllables at a Time: More Micropoetry for a Troubled World) as well as a short story anthology (Perpetual Nightmare) have since been retired.

I have recently embarked down the social media path and currently manage the social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) for a few local businesses. Through this newfound and quite fun endeavor, I am able to contribute my insane work ethic, humorous writing, and general outgoing nature to help other people and companies gain exposure and attract additional business.

I currently reside in Nevada and am a freelance writer, blogger, poker aficionado, Vegas Golden Knights fan, insomniac, and all-around smart-alec.

I am always looking for new clients (for articles, blogs, social media posts, research papers, etc.)  For more information, please contact me.

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