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In addition to a career as a newspaper editor, publisher, and manager, I’ve written fiction most of my life. The newspaper biz has taken my family and me from Phoenix, Arizona, to small towns in North Carolina and Texas, and from seven years in Washington, D.C., to five years in Asia. Born and raised a small-town kid, I’m as comfortable in Tokyo or Tuna, Texas.
I now reside in Wisconsin, where I manage a newspaper publishing company. The variety of places I’ve lived and visited serve as settings for the characters who invade my head.
My novels are probably best classified as contemporary southern lit, and I’ve had more than a dozen short stories published in a wide array of genres.
I’ve edited fiction and non-fiction books for authors from around the world for the past ten years.
My clients include authors of literary, contemporary, women’s fiction, crime, young adult, fantasy, and romance (spicy or mild), as well as creative non-fiction such as memoirs. I’ve edited about every genre other than sci-fi.
A few of my articles on the craft of writing fiction have appeared in various writer magazines and websites, and one of my pieces was presented at the Sydney (Australia) Writers Festival. I also teach fiction courses for the Romance Writers of Australia, Romance Writers of America, and Savvy Authors.
Watch for Turning Trixie, coming in late 2018.
Trixie Burnett, a 23-year-old single mom and the only prostitute in the small northeast Texas town of Pineywoods, knows the winning lottery ticket in her purse is about to change things forever. She retires from the world’s oldest profession and seeks a new life for herself and her eight-year-old son, Tyler. Trouble starts when she decides the rest of the town needs changing too.
Trixie never finished high school, but she has the Internet, an accountant to manage her newfound wealth, and a ranch hand with biceps hard as rocks and a heart soft as homemade bread. She seeks a welcoming church where she can put her tithes and offerings to good use in the Lord’s service, a new home in town to replace the rundown farmhouse she inherited from her father, and another new house to get her mother out of a meth-infested trailer park. With most of her money invested, she only splurges on a new car, a new bike for Tyler, a new hairdo, and a new wardrobe appropriate for joining the Ladies’ Society Circle.
But reputations and attitudes don’t change as easily as bank accounts or hairstyles. Seems everyone in town has something to hide, and movers and shakers don’t give up their positions easily. Some will stop at nothing to protect their power, especially from a hooker-turned-philanthropist who knows their most intimate, embarrassing secrets and now dares to enter their sanctuaries.