I am a native Detroiter who loves my home town, the Detroit Lions and the Detroit Pistons. I am also a writer, teacher, mother, and wife. My first love has always been reading and writing. My literary heroes and motivators are writers such as Donald Goines, Maya Angelou, Zane and E. Lynn Harris. For 25 years I have worked as a nurse, ten years of which I worked as a psychiatric nurse. To make my characters real for my readers, I tap into my own life experience and my knowledge of mental health.