Other Words


Words have always played a big part in my life.

I garnered my first publication credit in my school’s fourth-grade school newsletter. From there I graduated to writing really (really) bad poetry while sitting in the mimosa tree in my front yard (and beyond the reach of my younger brother). The first time someone paid me to write occurred shortly after I graduated high school when I penned an article on underwater sound for a scuba magazine.

After years of writing factual police reports, it seemed a natural progression to experiment with short stories and flash-fiction. It’s fun to make things up, create worlds, and have characters actually do what they’re told — at least some of the time.

I returned to the ocean when I decided to tackle the novel. The award-winning story, Adrift, features Mer Cavallo and is set in the Florida Keys. The second Mer Cavallo Mystery, Beached, launched in 2018. The third in the series, Chum, will follow the release of a domestic suspense novel that’s currently on the computer screen.


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