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I'm an author, book coach, and world traveler. I write about intriguing women in captivating places who become their own heroes.

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Tequila Midnight.

I am currently working on my ninth novel. I earned a B.A. in English with a creative writing specialization from Southern Methodist University.


After college, I traveled, earned an MBA and a PhD, and worked as a nonprofit, corporate, and government executive before seriously picking up the pen again.

Originally from Texas, I've had the good fortune to live in Spain, Mexico, Tanzania, and several US states; and the good sense to end up in Carlsbad, California. I love travel, fiery food, hanging out with my neighbors in the front yard on Friday evenings, and reading everything from management books to magical realism. My greatest accomplishment may be raising a son who loves to read.

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