I was born in San Francisco, and except for two years in London have lived most of my life in the best place on earth, Northern California. I attended college here and began my career at sixteen, as a rock music journalist. San Francisco in the 1970's was a crazy place, particularly in the music industry. Rolling Stone was still headquartered there, and I had an instant intro to the business through my cousin, who worked for Bill Graham Presents.
My first book about music was published in 1979, the year I graduated from high school, and was followed by two more in the 1980's, the last of which, Punk Retro: The Music of the No-Future Generation, was published in 1986.
I moved on to fine arts and investigative journalism, and formed my company, Lost Myths Ink LLC, with my long-time business partner, Sandra Brandenburg, and her husband Tom, our office manager and general ‘dogsbody’. In 1997 I had an exciting personal event with my first-ever mention in a Marquis ‘Who’s Who volume: The Who’s Who of American Women. I am now listed in something like half a dozen volumes worldwide; it’s still exciting when someone sees my entry!
My first fantasy novel, A Ghost Among Us, was published in 2002, and the sequel, Jerome’s Quest, in 2003. In 2002 Sandra and I signed a contract for development and film production with ShadowHawk Films and United Film Productions International (we were board members of the latter), which we ended in July of 2006. My third fantasy novel, A Wizard by Any Other Name, was published in 2005, and my first collaborative fantasy with Sandra, The Land of the Wand. In March of 2006. The Land of the Wand is the first volume of a four-part series entitled The Lost Myths Saga, and has done so well the publisher has pushed up the release of volume 2, The Crystal Chalice, from spring of 2007 to fall of 2006.
Our experience with ShadowHawk taught us that we’re writers, not producers. We’re looking for new alliances in publishing and film production through our agent, Scott Ferguson of White Tiger Entertainment. Three weeks after leaving ShadowHawk we hired Larry Withowski of Jetta Consultants and signed on with Script Broker. Life is still so very exciting...hope it stays that way forever!