I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Philosophy at The University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX. I then went on to get a Master of Science in Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin. I worked as a social worker for the State of Oklahoma Department of Human Services for ten years. I also worked with mentally ill inmates at the Mabel Basset Correctional Center for Women.
I had to take early retirement due to health problems but what looked like a tragedy at the time, has allowed me to follow my childhood dream of being an author. I have sent my first crime novel, A Massage to Die For, to an editor. I am now working on my second book, Whitewater, which is a romance.
Before I turned to fiction, I published in several professional, psychological journals including the Journal of the Oklahoma Criminal Justice Research Consortium and the Southwestern Psychological Association.
I want to be able to share the knowledge I have gained during this journey with my students.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of St Thomas - Bachelor in Arts, Psychology
Graduate Degree: The University of Texas at Austin - Master of Social Work, Social Work
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Elementary School English
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GED Reasoning Through Language Arts
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ISEE-Lower Level Reading Comprehension
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ISEE-Middle Level Verbal Reasoning
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Middle School Reading Comprehension
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