I was born and raised in Southern California. I received my Master’s Degree from California State University, Dominguez Hills. I have worked in nursing for over fifteen years. I have worked in multiple areas of nursing. However, my passion is for emergency medicine. Oh the stories I can tell.
My passion wasn’t always nursing. When I started college, I wanted to be a writer. However, I had a teacher that made me less then happy about writing and I chose to go into nursing. Since then, I have always had stories in my head that I wanted to put on paper but never found the time.
I married my wonderful husband whom I met while working in the intensive care unit. We have three active and amazing boys that consistently keep me on my toes. We spend a lot of time watching the boys baseball games, snowboarding in Mammoth, and watching the oldest son play high school football. I happen to be the photographer for his team and I spend a lot of time on the field!
So with all of the activities in my life, where do I find the time to write? Needless to say, I am an insomniac. When I am not up in the middle of the night reading, I get up about five in the morning and start writing. Most days, this gives me an hour and a half to write as much as I can. During the summer months, I am blessed with a lighter schedule and more time to put my thoughts to paper.
I started writing a Shot in the Dark in March of 2012. I was sitting in an airport waiting standby for a plane back to San Diego. I had time to kill. Before I knew it, I had four chapters written. Due to my busy schedule supervising an emergency department, I never found the time to continue my story.
In November of 2012, I resigned from my position and decided to stay home with my children. This afforded me time to finish A Shot in the Dark and find a publisher. I was lucky enough to be picked up by Black Rose Writing. A Shot in the Dark will be released July 11, 2012. I am currently working on the sequel, Into the Light, and hope to have it finished by the end of the summer! I am also working on an untitled novel I hope to have completed by the end of the year.
Check out A Shot in the Dark. I hope you will enjoy it!