A lifelong bookworm, I wrote my first novel as a spoof of the hard-boiled pulp fiction that I so enjoy. I gave it a chick-lit twist in the form of P.J. Smythe, who inhabits What Are Friends For? and makes a second appearance in Jewelry from a Grave.
Loose Ends is my first thriller. I had so much fun writing it, I decided to follow it up with The Typist. Both of these are set in Washington, D.C., in the Sixties and Seventies—almost historical fiction, but not quite.
When struggling with the occasional bout of writer’s block, I find that short stories are a great antidote (see SHORT STORIES). Several of these appear in Enough! Thirty Stories of Fielding Life’s Little Curve Balls.
I am a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and the North Carolina Writers' Network.