My short stories  have appeared in  Thuglit, Needle: A Magazine of Noir, Crime Factory, Beat to a Pulp, Out of the Gutter, Trouble in the Heartland: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Bruce Springsteen and many others. I have contributed to the Los Angeles Review of Books and I'm one of editors of Shotgun Honey. 

 

Personal background:

I was born and raised in New Jersey. I grew up in Ocean County, more specifically Manchester Township, also sometimes known as Lakehurst, where the Hindenburg crashed, or the cover of the first two Zeppelin albums. It's the northern end of the Pine Barrens, a large forested area that encompasses a big chunk of central and south Jersey. Right now, I still live in Ocean County, but closer to the beach, or the Jersey Shore as the non-locals call it.  I guess I'm somewhat of a Jersey girl: I have a pretty strong accent--yes, I say "dawg" instead of "dog"--I'm a pizza expert, I drive like a madwoman, and I tend to wear a lot of black. I love classic rock music, even if most of it's overplayed, and hanging out with my son and fiancé.  I love to debate music, television, movies and politics. My pet peeves are cave crickets, people who drive the speed limit in the left lane, and my governor.