(Photo taken at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books book signing)
I’m a mother doing what mother’s do. I clean, wipe butts, mend wounds and pants, shop, cook, and then I clean some more. I’ve been pursuing my dream of writing for a long time now. I try to fit it in between the above and home schooling, sex and the above, and whatever else pops up on a daily basis. I try to stay fit because I just can’t fathom letting myself go any more than I’ve already gone. I have my ups and down, good days, bad days, and days where staying in bed is “THE CHOICE” of the day.
I am an award-winning reporter with nearly a decade of experience in journalism. I received two ‘Star Reporter’ awards (2003/2004) for my dedication and commitment to excellence in journalism from the Valley Star, and also received a ‘Woodstien’ award (2003) for investigative journalism. I earned a pair of silver handcuffs (odd—I know) for my diligent cops and crime coverage and have received several merit certificates for my dedication as a reporter. I worked full time for The Los Angeles Times in their community news division covering education, breaking news, entertainment, and freelance on and off for several local newspapers. I have retired from full time employment to spend more time enjoying my family and completing a follow up novel called Recovery’s A Bitch. I am also working on two other novels and a screenplay.
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