Finalists for the 2009 Flamango award at Sleuthfest: Brad Meltzer, Josh Getzler, Jim Born (the winner), John Hart and me

I am a native of Yardley, Pennsylvania, and felt the call of the tropics drawing me to Hollywood, Florida, where I now reside with my husband and our golden retrievers. That love of tropical latitudes has also nurtured an abiding interest in Hawaii, as well as in what Graham Greene called "shady characters in sunny places."

Here I am at the CN Tower in Toronto, when I visited there for Bloody Words.

My fiction has appeared in numerous publications, including Verbsap, Blithe House Quarterly and In The Family, as well as winning first prize in a South Florida magazine contest. I am a professor of English at Broward College and the proud papa of a pair of white golden retrievers, Brody and Griffin. More information on my books can be found on the Books page.

Dinner Guys
Tom Corcoran, John Hart, me, Jim Born and Jim Swain at dinner on Lincoln Road after the Miami Book Fair, 2008.

I have published a wide range of fiction and non-fiction in mainstream and GLBT publications, both in print and on line. My work has been anthologized in many erotica anthologies (see my Erotica page for more details).
Bouchercon 2006 kukui nut
The GLBT Panel at Bouchercon 2006. Anthony Bidulka, Alex Brett, me, Caro Soles and Mark Richard Zubro. My panel outfit: a Mahu shirt and a kukui nut lei.
Photos by Lori L. Lake

Scottsdale Gun Club
At the Scottsdale Gun Club during ThrillerFest, with a bunch of great writers and cool people (photo by Zoe Sharp).

I am a past president of the Florida chapter of Mystery Writers of America, and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (BA), Columbia University (MBA), and Florida International University (MFA).

Books and Books
At my first reading at Books and Books on Miami Beach; the paintings behind me are by Hannah Lasky

Feel free to e-mail me for more information about any of my books.