I'm lucky enough to have had three pretty diverse careers spanning forty years. But solving puzzles has been at the heart of each one.
As a masters prepared health care administrator, I worked as a strategic planner, hospital administrator and implemented the pre-hospital/categorization program in Central Arizona.
A bachelor's degree in fine arts, put on the back burner for seventeen years, served me well as second career as a commissioned portrait artist. To date, I've completed nearly 400 commissions nationwide, and authored four books and four DVDs teaching other artists about my craft - and helping them develop their own.
As a voracious fiction reader, a relentless grammar nut, and Scrabble junkie, I love communicating clearly and with the best style I can.
And here we are! My first novel, set in the near future, about corruption and conspiracy within the government's delivery of mental health service to PTSD patients in the VA system.
Sound far-fetched to you? Not to me. I care about this stuff, deeply, and this is one way for me to elevate not only my own concerns, but those of so many of my fellow citizens.