About Me

I was born in Spokane, Washington, then immediately shipped to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho where I lived until the ripe age of 19 when I graduated from North Idaho Jr. College. I then packed my bags and moved to Boise where I lived for two years until I could no longer tolerate the winter weather.

Once my toes hit the sand in Florida, there was no turning back. I have lived in Jacksonville for over 26 years where I am a Florida Certified Registered Paralegal. I have worked in the legal field for over twenty years specializing in guardianship, probate and estate planning. I am also the mother of two grown daughters.

My first book Breathless was released January 13, 2012. Since then, I have had six other releases. I enjoy writing mystery, suspense, and humor. I am what they call a hybrid author because I publish both traditionally with a publisher, and I self-publish.

Some of my groups and leadership roles include:

President of Florida Sisters in Crime for 2010-2011; The Public Relations Director for Ancient City Romance Authors; and Membership Director for Ancient City Romance Authors.

I’d love to hear from you. Please feel free to leave a comment below or e-mail me at bainwriter@comcast.net.

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  • Small Town Terror placed first in the International Digital Awards (IDA) for Short Suspense 2016.
  • Beautiful Imperfection received first in the Show Me You Cover Contest in 2013.
  • Breathless placed first in the 2010 Royal Palm Literary Awards for Inspirational Fiction;
  • “The Plan”, Honorable Mention in the Writer’s Weekly Winter 2013 short story contest.
  • Catch Your Breath, third place in the Heart of Excellence contest for 2013