Artist & Crime Fiction Author
I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and was four when my chemist father was hired by a firm in Southern Indiana in 1958. My parents, my four older siblings and I then moved to the States. In my early twenties, I moved to Los Angeles for a few years, then returned to the Midwest.
For me, the most important thing in life is spending time and sharing with family and friends. My late husband, Rick, and I married in 1980, had three wonderful children, daughters Nicole (deceased), Jessica, and son Tracy. Like other families, we did all the normal "stuff"; camping, musical recitals, road trips, ball games, and big family holiday gatherings to name a few. My family has now grown to include wonderful additions, my son-in-law, Kyle, and grandchildren, Jacob and June.
I received my Bachelor’s degree in Journalism/Public Relations in 2001 from Ball State University while employed full-time and raising a young family. I retired from the university in 2020 after 41 wonderful years of service, but have not looked back. It didn't take me long to learn that retirement does have its perks! What I love most is the freedom and spontaneity to peruse my passions and go wherever I want at a moment's notice.
After recuperating from two knee replacements in the fall of 2018, I decided it was time to revisit my passion for paintings. For me, art is tremendously liberating and at times has been very cathartic.
With respect to my writing, it stems from my love of books and movies--all genres, especially those mysteries with great twists and surprise endings.
I am blessed to have experienced modest success with both my art and my writing. I've received several awards and recognition for both.
My joy comes from sharing these gifts with others and the hope that my work may brighten someone's day.