After a number of times hearing me sigh and say, "This book is terrible. I could write something better," my husband said, "Then do it!" I took the dare and after years of writing poetry and children's stories as a hobby, I sat down to write a novel.
A cozy, little mystery seemed right. The result is Roses and Daisies and Death, Oh My! an off-beat mystery that draws on a lifetime spent in suburban Washington DC, the wonderful, slightly eccentric people I grew up with, and the odd assortment of pets I've had over the years.
I grew up in Washington DC and College Park, MD with four sisters and one brother. I worked part-time for the most part while we raised our children and am now retired.
I live with my husband, Tom, in Bowie Maryland. In addition to writing, I enjoy time with my children, grandchildren and my large extended family. I like to travel when I can, refurbish old furniture, and collect family stories and recipes for the 'family cookbook.' I love historic homes and am a docent at Riversdale Mansion in Riverdale, MD.
Angela Forrest is bored and that's never a good thing. After a bout of the flu she is looking for a little excitement, so she decides to try her hand at the art of detection. As she works on perfecting her 'tailing' abilities, she manages to find a real crime - and solves it!
Rosie Riley just hates being different. If only she looked and acted like the other girls her life would be perfect. The day after she meets a mysterious shoemaker, she gets her wish - she's exactly like the other girls! And it's really scary.
Jenny and her grandmother just loved Christmas any time of year and Jenny couldn’t imagine a Christmas without her Nanny. But this year, Nanny’s gone and Jenny must learn the secret to keeping Christmas without her.
When little Rosemary finds a beautiful, magical-looking flower hidden away in her grandmother’s dresser, she sets out to explore the woods near her home to find another like it. What she finds instead is Meriandor the Elf.