I was born and raised in Colorado. After receiving my B.A. in Liberal Arts from Regents College, SUNY,I attended law school at the University of Denver, graduating with a J.D. in 1997.
After 10 years of practicing law, I came to the realization that practicing law was not my passion. Serious soul searching led me to conclude that my love of the law was tied to my love of American History. It took a little more time to admit that my true passion was what it had been since I was a child--writing stories. Then it became a matter of finding the courage to act on my dreams.
The courage came when I reminded myself that my greatest is fear is regret--looking back and regretting that I didn't do something for no reason other than fear. So I faced the lesser fear of putting myself out there, and published my first novel.
High Ground portrays the legal, political and moral conflict preceding the American Civil War; and the disillusionment and devastation of war as seen through the through the eyes of an idealistic army lawyer and the daughter of an American diplomat.