I began writing at the age of nine, and my first piece was a 3-line mystery poem involving a spy and an old lady. I live in East Nashville now but spent 28 years in Oklahoma writing about the many strange events and people I witnessed there while a professional dancer and choreographer. After convincing several journals to publish my stories, I decided to write novels. I’m hoping I’ll get equally lucky with one of those, too, but I’m not giving up my day job yet. The mystery between the spy and the old lady remains unsolved.