I grew up in Southern California and spent a lot of hours at the public library with my grandmother and the racetrack with my grandfather. They were both born in Los Angeles in 1927 and raised in Hollywood.

Hearing their stories and the stories of their daughter (my mom) about the Los Angeles they’d known, I was fascinated.


Reading Nancy Drew with Rhett c. 1976.

I also spent a lot of time reading Nancy Drew, Trixie Belden, and vintage Daring Detective magazines.

I majored in history and later worked in the field of architectural history-historic preservation.

When I’m not writing I’m reading, or researching something, or in the garden weeding something. I’m also mom/butler to two little dogs.

My current project is the third book in the Avery Shepard series, which jumps back in time from Midnight Blue to 1934. Look for it in 2021.