Born and raised in Texas, I always knew I wanted to be a writer. Finally, after thirty-three years as a high school Journalism and English teacher, I released my first novel. Having grown up reading Trixie Belden, Nancy Drew, and Agatha Christie, I was drawn to the cozy mystery genre.

In 2019, a week before my 40th wedding anniversary, I hit the USA Today Bestseller List. This was a bucket list accomplishment.

With two grown children out of the nest, I live a simple life with my husband and our rescue dog, Maddie. Besides writing, I enjoy playing with my grandchildren, photography, traveling, and antiquing (buying and selling old junk).