|Editor, The Fantasy Writers Asylum, an imprint of Yard Dog Press
Degrees: B.A. in History from Kansas State University
J.D. in Law from Tulane University
Open Water I SCUBA certification with over 350 dives.
Member: Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
United States Supreme Court Bar
Texas State Bar (inactive)
Louisiana State Bar (inactive)
Hobbies: SCUBA diving, photography, belly dance with Ravenar, costuming (mostly belly dance).
practiced law for seven years, first as a bankruptcy lawyer, then as a
labor litigator. Although I enjoyed the intellectual challenge
and working with bright, talented individuals, the grind and stress
took its toll and I developed Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and
Fibromyalgia. Both of these illnesses cause cognitive function
and memory problems that forced me to quit practicing law. My
memory has improved some (please don't be offended if I don't remember
meeting you before, though. Names and faces still give me fits)..
Since quitting, I've written several novels
and numerous short stories. I'm married to
attorney Lawrence Mandala and am the servant of two rescued cats, Apollo and Athena.
If you want more details about me, you can read about my childhood here.