The author, writing under the pen name PASADENA SHAKES, is an attorney. After taking early retirement, she now devotes her time to writing—a  passion since winning a high school essay contest. Her prize was a seat at a luncheon at which Toni Morrison was the keynote speaker.

In 2016 she began creating works of contemporary fiction. Her debut novel, IRREDEEMABLE, is complete and ready for publication. Its sequel, INSURMOUTABLE, as well as the final work in the trilogy, IRREPLACEABLE, are coming soon.

When not writing, the author enjoys spending time with her husband, their cat, four dogs, and colonies of honey bees. Empty nesters, the couple split their time between St. Louis, Missouri and Pasadena, California.