The Author

After more than thirty
years working in corporate
environments, I retired to
write novels, something I
had been thinking about
doing my whole career.  

I've published five books
since then with another two in the works. I made
many mistakes when I started writing, 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. I
currently reside with my 20-year-old cat Miska on
beautiful Lake Miltmore in Lake Villa, Illinois, where
I continue to write novels.
Corporate Experience

American International Group (AIG)
Regional Administrative Director

Executives' Club of Chicago
Independent Consultant

Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin
Regional Office Manager

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Business Manager

Heitman Financial
Vice President, Records and Legal Administration

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare
Director of Administration


MBA, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management

A Russian woman I once
knew used to refer to
little children as
"miskas." She told me it
meant "baby bear" and
was comparable to our
term of endearment


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