I was born and raised on the island of Jamaica and came to the United States in 1969 to attend Fordham University. There I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. In 1978, I received a Masters in Philosophy from the New School for Social Research.
I taught at various New York City colleges as an adjunct Instructor for over twenty years. In 2000, I moved with my husband Vincent, a retired N.Y.P.D. Sergeant of Detectives, from Park Slope, Brooklyn to rural upstate New York.
I am the author of two published novels. The Fablesinger, a fantasy set among the myth and magic of the Caribbean was published by The Crossing Press in 1989 and republished as an Authors Guild Backinprint.Com Edition in June 2001. When it debuted, The Fablesinger was well received and listed in the Yearís Best Fantasy and Horror published by St Martinís Press in 1990. Excerpts have been republished as recently as 2004 in Margin magazine.
AmErica House Book Publishers published my second novel Night Crimes, a mystery/suspense tale, in April of 2001. Night Crimes received many rave reviews. In 2003, Yacom Publishers of Seoul South Korea purchased the foreign rights to the book. My third novel and second mystery has just been completed, and I am looking for an agent. The Gasman, my short story, was published in January 2007 by Amazon.Com as an Amazon Short and is available on their site. My short mystery, The Death of Betty Pinto, has recently been accepted by Amazon and will soon appear on their site.
My non-fiction works have also appeared in the anthologies Voices from the Couch, and Mothers. I also freelance for The Weekly Gleaner a Jamaican -American newspaper.