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I’m a California-based author, editor, and writing coach, and I write stories about women in crisis. I highlight a problem and offer possible solutions while celebrating the inner strength we women sometimes forget we possess.

My favorite novel, Beyond the Quiet, about a widow who struggles to overcome bitterness after her husband’s betrayal, hit Amazon’s top 50 bestsellers, Kindle edition, July 2011, and my suspense, Ten Times Guilty, garnered a half point below the top rating by RT Book Reviews. In With Full Malice, a traumatized food critic must find strength when a deadly secret society targets a beloved family member.  My paranormal, The House on Serpent Lake, earned a TOP PICK from Night Owl Reviews.


I love helping other writers with their work, and I specialize in the critical first chapters. If you need help with your opening, check this page. And if you need more help understanding what’s needed, contact me for Coaching Services:

Brainbench certified in Written English, I’ve edited for an indie publisher and belonged to an international critiquing group when the worldwide web was in its infancy.

Currently, I serve as general manager for L. Cooper Press, a service for writers. I also lead a critique group in Redlands, CA., so if you’re in the area and need feedback on your writing,  join us.

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Check my website for tips on writing, editing, and grammar: