With a parent and then a spouse in military service, I've lived in many places, including Bermuda, England, Libya, India, Saudi Arabia, and Greece.
I’m fascinated by other cultures, especially those of the Middle East and South Asia, and I love the ruined remains of ancient civilizations.
My mystery series features diplomat David Markam, who, strangely enough, has a passion for ancient ruins and other cultures.
He is often posted in South Asia or the Middle East and does many of the things I did, as well as a few more exciting ones I'd like to have done.
These passions informed my 20-year teaching career and now shape my writing, both mystery fiction and stories that reflect memory of places and experience.