I am a writer and blogger.

I write fantasy and urban fantasy, with the occasional foray into science fiction.  I have always loved myths and magic, fairy tales and folklore. I enjoy taking bits and pieces of folk tales and myths and braiding them together into a new idea. Sometimes, I bend the edges of the myth and push or pull it in a new direction. People are the linchpin of it all. I enjoy creating characters that come to life and may become friends (or enemies!) of yours. Most of all, I want to tell a good story that all readers can enjoy.

I have been accused of reading anything that passes in front of my eyes: old newspapers, cereal boxes, and, yes, even the instruction manuals that come with things. I am married, with three grown daughters and four grandchildren. I live in southern NY and when I am not writing, I enjoy being scorekeeper at International Chili Society sanctioned chili cook offs (I cooked competitively for years), growing vegetables, baking bread, and working with my dog. Most of all, I enjoy eating good food, drinking good wine and other spirits, and spending time with good people. I like puppies and kittens.

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