My life-long love of words originally drew me to law school where the written and spoken word are king. I practiced law with government and hi-tech companies before finding my true calling as a law professor where I publish regularly in my field. My national and regional publications in law reviews and journals emphasize the intersection of law and policy in intellectual property, technology, dispute resolution, workplace discrimination, and privacy matters.
In the non-fiction arena, I have written and published two books and numerous articles in the legal and travel fields. My books, book chapters, and manuals have been published by Prentice Hall, West Educational, Elgar Publishing and Amicus Books. My published articles have appeared in The Boston Sunday Globe, Hemispheres, The Roanoke Times, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Alternatives, and LegalZoom. My essay, Brick, about my father’s love of words and robust debate appeared in the 2010 anthology, Living Lessons (Whispering Angel Books). I also write blog articles for Nolo.com on small business matters, Golojax.com on new businesses and local events, and Blogging for Books on book reviews.
I also enjoy writing in the fiction field. My short story, Clair de Lune, a retelling of the Irish Selkie myth, appeared in 2011’s Mother Goose is Dead (Damnation Books). My husband loves my story, Chasing the Moon, about a werewolf who longs for his monthly transformations roaming the Maine woods after he is stricken in his daily life with Parkinson’s disease. That story is published in the 2013 werewolf anthology, Tails of the Pack (Sky Warrior Books).
I wrote a legal thriller/mystery set in Boston, entitled Deadly Sacrifices (currently under review). I have self-published an underwater fantasy,Bridles of Poseidon, an exciting around the world adventure. Short form fiction also interests me and I have written various science fiction and slice-of-life short stories. Currently, I am a member of the Florida Writers Association and Sisters in Crime, Inc.
I love to travel and have had the opportunity to visit Aruba, Belgium, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Jamaica, Luxembourg, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands, Tobago, Trinidad, Turks and Caicos, and Wales, and lived for five months in Australia—a life-changing experience. I also enjoy traveling and exploring my home state of Florida and the United States.
Venice is my favorite city with Barcelona a close second so far. I hope one day to visit the mystical pyramids of Egypt and the ruins and islands of Greece. My travels often focus on my love of art, architecture, and theater as well as walking, hiking and biking in the outdoor world. These trips inspire me with awe of the creative abilities of people and the wonders of the natural world and fuel my insatiable curiosity about other peoples and cultures.