Think about your favorite novel. What elements move you? What makes it special?

•Do you laugh out loud?
•Sink under your covers?
•Does it keep you guessing?
•Does it touch your heart?
•Does it remind you why you love to read?

What if one story could do all that?

Strong plot. Stronger characters.

The magic a story conjures, that resonates within a reader and leaves an emotional impact can only breathe from one source—the characters. Elizabeth Bennett, Tom Sawyer, Harry Potter, Hercule Poirot . . . when a character captures the imagination, the enticement is more powerful than any plot. The journey more than turning pages to find out what happens. The read becomes an active process. We read to feel these people. Live their adventures. Sigh when they find their heart in another. Gasp when they are cornered with no way out. This soul of the book—the character—is where the love of reading is born.

I specialize in robust character development within the romantic suspense genre. The first manuscript in my Kara Cinnamon FBI series: Blind Conviction placed second in the 2019 Daphne du Maurier competition, and was a finalist in the Killer Nashville 2022 Claymore competition and 2023 Florida West Coast Writers contest. To date I’ve completed ten unpublished manuscripts (single titles and series). Currently, I’m writing Repeat Offender and reside in Florida with my husband and our nefarious alligator, Doris, who lurks behind our home, plotting our death.

With 22 years experience, I aim to partner with the right agent to take my writing to the next level and assist with a long-standing career.

2023 Finalist STM
Finalist 2019 25 percent