But other jobs have included Corporate Assessment Center creator for a Fortune 100, Executive Outplacement with Drake Beam and longtime membership in AFIO (Association of Former Intelligence Officers, where Joseph Finder is also a member), places where a writer finds great material for the thriller realm! You may guess the rest…
Though I've always been devoted to the mystery world, I began my publishing career with short fiction with a blatantly commercial national publisher and a volume of poetry with the University of the South press, as well as numerous poems in places such as the Christian Science Monitor and articles for professional publications.
A member of numerous organizations along the way, such as Financial Women of New York, the love of my life is the Mystery Writers of America, where I've been privileged to serve in the New York Chapter as District Director, Chair of the Nominating Committee, Co-Chair of the Mentor Committee, other committees, Noose contributor, as well as proud servant and slave on countless Edgars Week posts!!! I also reviewed mystery novels for several years for Marilyn Henderson's online Lady M Mystery International with my own column, "T.J.'s Winner's Circle," and for Florida-based Orchard Press Mysteries.
Though I enjoy praise as much as any other shameless writer, I keep a low profile while writing about my ex-CIA agents, New York cops and psychotherapists, as well as the Womb Tomb White House gang, "POTUS" and some of the nastiest villains on the planet!
Goal? Why, to win an Edgar—of course!