My focus on writing began when I was CFO and Managing Principal of OZ Architecture, one of Colorado’s largest architectural firms. Fifteen writing awards later I resigned from OZ to follow the yellow brick road, and ten months after that signed a contract for Soliloquy, a HOLT Medallion Award of Merit winner.
My next book, Fogg in the Cockpit, a military history co-written with husband Richard, earned a coveted nomination by the Air Force Historical Society for best WWII book reviewed in Air Power History.
What have I been up to since? Managing the 359th Fighter Group’s Facebook page, mentoring, graphic design, consulting with KGA Studio Architects, real estate management, and my responsibilities as Vice-President of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. Oh, and more than a modicum of writing!
Coming in 2016: Misfortune Annie and the Locomotive Reaper. Sixteen year-old Annabelle Fortune is the fastest gunslinger in the wild west, but she’s called Misfortune Annie because of her knack for winding up in unlucky predicaments. When she stops a stranger from attacking a train—and he wears a suit that enables him to fly!—the government believes she’s the only one to have witnessed the Locomotive Reaper and lived to tell the tale. The Secret Service swears Annie in as an agent and partners her with Beau Slokam, a loose cannon with a weakness for gambling. When she, her Cheyenne friend Wontoa, and Beau meet the Reaper, his gadgetry proves far more deadly than even top scientists could have imagined!
Coming in 2017: A Manifest Spirit, the 359th Fighter Group.
For many people the iconic B-17 bomber is the symbol of the U.S. Army 8th Air Force in the European Theater of World War II. Their missions deep into the heartland of industrial Germany helped turn the tide of war, but they could not have succeeded if it were not for the protection afforded them by the pilots of their long range fighter escorts. This is an account of one such American fighter group.