Welcome to my world.

    Being a felony court reporter gave me  a front-row seat to every kind of   crime you could ever imagine,  including the Tamiami Strangler, a serial killer who murdered six women along the Tamiami Trail in Florida. 

      I see people on the worst days of their lives.  For me, black humor is the only way I make it through the day.  This is the edge I bring to my protagonist, Renee Rose. 

     She's hard because she has to be, but she's got the heart and heat of a  woman. A woman who rarely sees a good man.  And that includes the lawyers, bailiffs and judges. 

Websites I visit:

  www.writerunboxed.com
     www.gatekeeperspost.com
    www.jakonrath.com
  www.cruisemayer.com
   www.misssnark.blogspot.com
    www.crtwa.org www.charteroakromancewriters.org
  www.querytracker.net
   www.rhondapollero.com
    www.writersdigest.com
  www.writermag.com
    www.queryshark.blogspot.com
     www.margielawson.com
   www.dontshootthewriter.com
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      1st Place Winner!!

        I am very happy to announce I
placed  1st  in the Florida Sisters in
Crime Write Now contest for a 750-
page opening scene I wrote entitled
Running Into Fire. This piece will
ultimately be used in a future book.
 
   Court reporter Renee Rose found out the hard way that hooking up with a cop is like a bikini wax -- it starts off hot, turns painful, and ends in tears.  But when her best friend receives an e-mail supposedly from her long-dead fiance demanding money, Renee knows they need help.  Too bad help comes in the form of Detective Anthony Graciano, an annoying, bossy cop who somehow manages to haul Renee's libido out of dry dock. 
    Police work is more than a career to Anthony, it's an obsession.  He specializes in cases involving female victims which leaves him no time for anything else in his life.  Until he meets Renee, a delicious mystery he yearns to explore.      As danger closes in, Anthony fights to keep Renee safe despite her tendency to plunge headlong into danger -- and her doubts about him. 
    Can she learn to trust his love before it's too late?
  Monthly guest blogger at www.writers-unite.com
Contributing author to the monthly Writer's Panel of the e-magazine Inspiration Through Inforfmation.
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    1st Place Winner!!
       I am very pleased to announce I was named  1st Place Winner  in the Charter Oak Romance Writers of Excellence contest. 
The manuscripst has been requested by an editor at Crimson Romance.  :)

Award Winning Author
Ozzy the dog orders and reads my book.,...you gotta see this!

http://youtu.be/i9qVhU_EL-Y

Okay, that was adorable--and very clever! Thanks for the early morning smile~

Ozzy is so cute (and patient)! 

OMG That is SO cute and what a fabulous idea!

OMG That is way too cute! Will be sending out exhorting my twitter fans to check it out - with the note that Playing Dead is a fabulous book! Nice job.

Jody, that's the cutest book vid I've seen yet.
Hope it's a viral monster.  REALLY creative.