As with many writers, my desire to write fiction took a back seat to making a living till the kids were grown.
My first serious attempt at a novel fell short of my expectations and sits unpublished in a drawer.
For a number of reasons, I flirted with screenwriting for a few years and evenutally wrote four screenplays.
I eventually paused in my screenwriting efforts to consider what I thought I'd discovered about the profession and my prospects for success. I'd learned two very important things: 1) that breaking into screenwriting seemed to be a young man's/woman's game, and 2) it was extremely hard to pitch your screenplays to producers in California when you lived in Minnesota. Which brought me back to long fiction.
The main characters I'd created for one of my screenplays, My Favorite Vacation, often kept me awake at night with their antics so it seemed only natural they'd become the stars of my first book Dropped Dead in Kona, and based on the feedback I received once that book was published, I began the second book with the same duo, An Invitation to Murder, which is now available.
So now there's a series of what I call "Margie Murder Mysteries" and I hope you find them fun and entertaining.