BioI live in Portland, Oregon, most likely known as of late as the location for TV shows Portlandia, Grimm and Leverage. I am a member of Willamette Writers and Oregon Writer’s Colony. I 've been the Volunteer Coordinator for the annual Willamette Writers Conference with as many as 1000 attendees and a board member with Oregon Writers Colony, where I've coordinated workshops featuring mystery authors April Henry and Larry Brooks.
They say you should write about what you know, and over the years I've accumulated a diverse set of work experiences from which to draw. I graduated from Idaho State University with a degree in Journalism and worked as news and sports reporter on several newspapers, including The Oregonian, The Gresham Outlook, and The Idaho Statesman.
I've been a Realtor and the head of a 6,000-member union representing health care and janitorial workers. I like to spend time with my family and grandchildren when I'm not writing.
I tend to write hard-boiled mysteries but somehow humor manages to sneak into my writing voice. I hope you will pick up one of my stories and come along for the ride. DW