A Day in the life of Alex Graham

A Day in the life of Alex Graham

I live in Vancouver, British Columbia, in a downtown condo close enough to the water that I wake to the sound of seagulls. I don’t spend much time there though, at least not since I graduated as a mining geologist eight years ago and joined my dad’s consulting...
Balance

Balance

If you’re like me, there’s something about fall that ignites a rush of energy and new projects. It’s the time of year too, when friends return from summer holidays, organizations restart their meeting schedules and interesting classes are on offer.  Of course, all of...
Shades of motive

Shades of motive

I like to work in the gray area between black and white, the fuzzy zone where the clear choice between right and wrong is less than clear. My thriller Thirst is peppered with situations that challenge my protagonist Alex Graham and my villain alike. But as I swirled...
How much of Thirst is real?

How much of Thirst is real?

I’m often asked how much of Thirst is real, and each time I’m delighted with the question because it means I’ve done my job! My story ideas are inspired by newspaper headlines, real life events over which I overlay a simple question of “what if”.  For Thirst, it was...
My love of libraries

My love of libraries

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved books, and I started that love affair early. My mother always had a book in hand, and she introduced me to Trixie-Belden and the wonderful stories about a young girl who solved crime when I was still in elementary school. But...
Q & A – I share a little about myself

Q & A – I share a little about myself

I had so much fun with this blog! Not the usual questions I’ve been asked, and it makes for an entertaining read that divulges a little more about who I am. What’s your favorite thing about the writing process? When I start a novel, I create a basic...