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With a degree in biology, I somehow ended up in mining research. My scientific background has always inspired my science fiction stories and frequently sneaks into my mysteries.
I’ve been creating stories all my life, beginning with entertaining the neighbourhood kids with incredible adventures.
Over the years I’ve written several books, all of which are languishing at the back of my file cabinet. But there are a few that stand out from the rest.
The first book I ever wrote was a classic Star Trek novel. I was thrilled when the publisher asked to see the entire manuscript. Though it was rejected, it gave me the drive to keep writing. Another science fiction novel (inspired because I passed someone on the street and they said “hello”) was abandoned when I tried to drag in aliens who really didn’t want to be there… Actually it’s still too painful to talk about. Another book in progress was banished to the file cabinet when I started considering interesting ways to kill off the main character. Never a good sign.
Then several years ago I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, which gave me an opportunity to try writing something different. It inspired the idea for another mystery novel, which was published by Renaissance Press. Journey of a Thousand Steps, is the stor of Naya, a marathon runner, who is suddenly disabled by MS. She is forced to turn sleuth in order to find her missing friend.
This was the first in the Naya Investigates series. In the sequel, Death by Association, our intrepid sleuth tracks a serial killer.