When I was seven, I told my parents I was going to live in a log cabin somewhere on the coast of Maine and be an author when I grew up. I guess I wanted to be Laura Ingalls but on the beach. Upon graduating high school, I decided a business degree might pay better, and, having obtained said degree, spent 20+ years analyzing and writing about technology. ​Now, though I live in the desert and will probably never own a log cabin, I'm revisiting that childhood dream. 


My newest novel, Mean Desert, is the first in the High Desert Mystery Series, set in my adopted home of southern New Mexico.

The series features Emerson Thayer, a detective with the Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office. Em can be stubborn and her first language is Sarcastic, but she's got a big heart and an even bigger drive to do what she thinks is right (legality optional). 

You can read an excerpt from Mean Desert here, and connect with me here. I’d love to hear from you!