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I’m a research scientist and writer of historical mysteries. My novels take place in 1900s Los Angeles among the police matrons of the LAPD and combine mystery, history, humor, and romance.

My novels have been finalists in the Lefty Awards, the Macavity Awards, the Colorado Author's League Awards, the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards, and have won the Mystery and Mayhem Award and the Colorado Gold.


I grew up in Southern California, but have traveled to such places as Greenland, Nicaragua, Ethiopia, and Papua New Guinea. I’ve been a block layer, a nurse's aid, a fragrance model, and on the research faculty at UCLA, where I spent 11 years conducting studies to inform health policy.


I currently live in Denver, Colorado with my husband and two teenagers, two dogs, and a cat. There I conduct research on the jails.

About Me

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