Welcome to the home of Letty Whittaker and Arie Stiles.
I’m sure you’ll find Letty and Arie far more interesting than yours truly, but if you really want to know something about me, here goes:
I’m a psychotherapist/office manager/writer, not always in that order. Some folks wonder why a therapist would gravitate toward writing mysteries. It’s the people thing. Both of my passions deal with relationships and exploring the past to gain a deeper understanding—and, perhaps, better control of—the present. My favorite quote is by Oscar Wilde: “The final mystery is oneself.” It seems to cover facets of both my careers. So I stole it.
I’m also a wife and a mother of two beautiful children. Three, if you count the husband; sometimes, I do. Until recently, we owned and operated a residential construction company. He swung the hammer; I managed the marketing, the paperwork, and dealt with any overly emotional, what-do-you-mean-you-can’t-put-roof-trusses-up-in-a-thunderstorm? clients. Strangely enough, I often came up with ideas for creative murders and hiding bodies during business hours. I mention this for no reason at all.
Currently I’m tangled up in the first draft of the fifth Letty Whittaker 12-Step Mystery, THE LIES WE TELL. In more exciting news, very shortly I’ll be publishing the first in my new series, A SCRYING SHAME, featuring an (unexpectedly psychic) crime scene clean-up tech named Arie Stiles. I plan to enter A SCRYING SHAME in the Kindle Scout program, but either way it should be ready for publishing by Summer 2015. After that, I’ll be busy plotting the second book, SCRY ME A RIVER.
So big things happening here! If you’d like to be among the first notified for new releases and discounts be sure to sign up for my Readers’ Group!
And, as always, happy reading!