After more than three decades working in corporate
environments, I retired to write novels, something I
had been thinking about doing my whole career.
I've published seven books since then with another
one in the works. In the beginning, I made many
mistakes trying to get established as an author,
and I hope to help others avoid the same ones by
keeping this website full of practical writing advice.
I grew up in an old Victorian home in northern
Illinois, complete with a coach house, the same
house I used as the setting for my first two books.
After living in downtown Chicago for almost 30
years, I moved back to northern Illinois, into a cozy
house on a small lake, where I continue to write
American International Group (AIG)
Regional Administrative Director
Executives' Club of Chicago
Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin
Regional Office Manager
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Vice President, Records and Legal Administration
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare
Director of Administration
MBA, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management
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