This is the place where most put a list of accolades to impress you but that's not me. The truth is, I'm just like you! I'm a normal, average woman who said yes to Jesus when He placed the first novel on my heart. I believe I've been given the gift of the written word. In fact, I've always thoroughly enjoyed writing, but never imagined I'd publish a novel. I love books, but still the thought of becoming an author wasn't in my five-year or even ten-year plan. Yet, here I sit, an author humbled that Christ would use a sinner like me to illustrate His love within a story. If one soul comes to know and love Jesus through my stories, I've done my part!
Here's a little about me...
I'm head over heels for Jesus! I love Him, completely! I study His word as often as I can and find it entirely captivating and mind-blowing! I'm married to a great man, for nearly ten years, and I have two amazing children. I've been blessed with great parents who've helped me become who I am today. My church family is remarkable! The circle of women in our women's prayer group are the cream of the crop. I have two dogs, Bonnie & Bella!
My background includes investigative positions at child-protective services, the public defender's office, and the Oklahoma Innocence Project (OIP). It was during my time with OIP that I began to develop a deep passion for wrongful convictions. I saw firsthand that the criminal justice system, which is supposed to be this country's great leveler, can go so terribly wrong. I was like a sponge, sucking up information on case-after-case of mistakes, ego trips, false confessions, prosecutorial misconduct, eye-witness misidentification, and human error, which resulted in a person spending decades behind bars when they were completely innocent.
I'll continue writing until I'm unable to do so. I plan to utilize what I've learned during my case investigations and turn the knowledge into fiction.
Thank you, reader friend, for taking a chance on a first-time author. I'm humbled. I’d love to connect with you! Find me on Facebook or Twitter! I'd also love to hear your thoughts on my first novel, Deadly Opposition.