In the 1970's, I was the happy-go-lucky daughter of a Miami undercover narcotics agent. By the time I was in high school, Dad was in prison for smuggling 12,000 pounds of marijuana. By then, I was already filling the void he had left in my life with a massive drug habit of my own. It was the perfect set up for the only connection to Dad that remained when he was paroled from prison---cocaine. After a few years of abusing coke with Dad, I had traded everything and everyone I cared about and was forced to choose between my life and my father.
Life with (and without) Dad
Me, After Dad
For many years, I worked with teens whose parents were drug addicts. My work with those resilient teens compelled me to reconnect with my estranged father, and I began writing my memoir, Midnight Calling. My next book, the story of Dad’s infamous life based on several lengthy interviews with him, will be out in early 2023.
After a 20+ year career in the environmental field, I began writing full-time in 2022. I live in the Pacific Northwest with my husband, two teenagers, two cats and two Lagotto dogs.