was born October 10, 19… in good ole Queens, New York. I had a difficult childhood, though it’s not your usual abuse story. I developed severe eczema and most of my schoolmates shunned me until high school. Books became my friend.
Early in life, I found myself fascinated by the macabre. I would actually set my alarm if one of my favorite Alfred Hitchcock, Twilight Zone or One Step Beyond was coming on late at night. These kept me up ‘til the wee hours of the morning.
Being raised in Amityville was the icing on the cake. My biological mother died when I was thirteen, the age where puberty reared its ugly head. Needless to say, I was a wife and mother by the time I was seventeen, divorced at twenty. Then I met Fred, my second, current and final husband. We’ve been together 36 years. He helped me become an adult although I went kicking and fighting the whole way. Together, we raised six children. I’m now a Gramma of eight, great-gramma of one!
... I went to sleep, praying and hoping that Katrina wouldn't make landfall on New Orleans... I could not believe how enormous the storm was... it seemed to be as large as the entire Gulf of Mexico... Wil Derksen, San Jose, CA
If you (or any one you know) would be interested in a hot romantic thriller with an intelligent Black woman as the heroine, you should check me out! Ace of Hearts, my debut novel, is getting GREAT reviews!
and has been nominated in the Mystery category for the 2008 African American Literary Awards Show!
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