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Originally from Pittsburgh, I lived in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C. for a few years, but moved to Toronto, Ontario when my children were young and have made Toronto my home for many years.


I earned my Master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. My career has included teaching, directing research and strategic planning in the Criminal Justice system. My writing career began after my early retirement from the public service.


My first novel, The Unveiling, draws from my family's experiences and focuses on the burden of family secrets and the liberating experience of unveiling the truth.


Shred of Evidence, my second novel, reveals the shocking truth about the CiA's MKUltra program of mind control experiments and cover-ups that continue to resonate in today's headlines. I drew inspiration from real experience, the painstaking research of a number of investigators, and documented testimony. 


When not writing, I enjoy a variety of Toronto's arts and cultural offerings.  It was a great thrill when my daughter Lisa won the Tony award for best original score in a Broadway musical for The Drowsy Chaperone. I am an active participant in my waterfront neighborhood association. Although I once enjoyed cross-country skiing in the snowy fields north of Toronto, I now spend winters in southwestern Florida where I delight in the water, sun and sand.


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