Round Rock, TXUSA
Hometown: Round Rock
February 15, 2014
My favorite authors are David L. Lindsey, Ellis Peters, Dennis Lehane, Batya Gur, and Kathy Reichs. I also confess to being somewhat partial to Lowell/Abbot series by Jen J. Danna and Ann Vanderlaan, and am about to become fond of Sara Driscoll.
I write with a partner, Jen J. Danna. Our first series -- the Abbott and Lowell Forensic Mysteries -- is published by Five Star / Cengage: DEAD WITHOUT A STONE TO TELL IT (June 2013), A FLAME IN THE WIND OF DEATH (April 2014), and TWO PARTS BLOODY MURDER hit bookstore shelves in February 2015. Our self-published novella--NO ONE SEES ME TIL I FALL (November 2013)-- is available in KINDLE and ePUB formats. Our newest publishing deal was announced in Publisher's Marketplace. March 2, 2015 - LONE WOLF by Jen Danna and Ann Vanderlaan Fiction: Thriller Jen Danna and Ann Vanderlaan writing as Sara Driscoll’s new suspense series, beginning with LONE WOLF ... to Peter Senftleben at Kensington, in a three-book deal for publication in Spring 2016, by Nicole Resciniti at The Seymour Agency. Personally, I also edit for several other authors and various 501c3 non-profit organizations.
I enjoy writing forensic crime fiction, as well as assisting various animal rescue groups and other non-profits with writing and editing their grant proposals. I enjoy reading history (particularly the American Civil War and the campaigns of the Roman Empire), and both historical and forensic crime fiction.
Via a Meetup notice digest email. I have been considering joining one or more Central Texas writers' groups previously.
My favorite treat for myself is fresh raspberries layered with toasted Irish steel-cut oats, creme fraiche, and Drambuie. My favorite treat for my dogs is homemade sweet potato jerky. I have two current goals -- (1) write a complete novel by myself, and (2) train a second therapy dog.
Before deciding to write/volunteer full-time, I was a faculty member (veterinary and medical schools), and worked 30+ years in software development (oil field instrumentation and analytics). I am a handler of a certified Pit Bull therapy dog.