I was hooked when I was 10 years old.  While visiting my Grandma over a Christmas vacation, she gave me a copy of the Sherlock Holmes story, The Hound of the Baskervilles. I read it while sitting through a long winter evening. I WAS HOOKED on mysteries and suspense stories!  I’m anxious to share my passion with other readers.

My first three suspense novels, Reprisal, Fallout, and Flashover are a series with a prosecutor named Zehra.  My short story, Corn on the Cob, was published in a crime anthology.  The Amygdala Hijack features defense lawyer, Ted Rohrbacher.  My newest book came out of a trip to Myanmar.  It’s called, Up Like Thunder.  Reading it is like going to that exotic country.

In between writing, I practice law as a criminal defense lawyer.  I also play sax in a jazz group called, BlueMood and a rock band that plays only Bob Dylan music.

What will you get from my books?

If you like books that are “page-turners” that you can’t put down or you’d like to learn what it’s really like “behind the courtroom doors,” try my books.  I also do extensive research to educate readers about topics that are fascinating.  My settings include many foreign ones that I’ve either visited in person or have done research to make them accurate and life-like.

I’m a member of the following writer’s groups:

  • Mystery Writers of America
  • Sisters in Crime
  • Twin Cities Crime Writers Coop
  • The Loft Writing Center in Minneapolis

Pete Chandler series—mystery and suspense in exotic locations.
Up Like Thunder

The Zehra Series – A prosecutor whose cases often threaten—her life!!

The Ted Rohrbacher Series – A defense lawyer who takes on the impossible cases.
The Amygdala Hijack Book