Hi, folks! I'm the author of the Shamus Award-nominated Scott Drayco mystery series set around the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
How did I get interested in writing mysteries? My mother-the-librarian was my dealer who fed my book habit. I would read anything she brought home, but her personal favorites were mysteries - Rex Stout, Agatha Christie, Ellery Queen, Dorothy Gilman - so I naturally gravitated toward mysteries, myself.
My idea for Scott Drayco came from my own former piano studies, which led me to create Drayco, who's been called "a complex character that leaves you wanting to know more about who he is." He was a promising piano prodigy until a violent brush with crime ended his career and left his right arm scarred.
Seeing this as a chance to find justice for other victims, he decided to follow in the footsteps of his formerly-estranged father with a storied career in the FBI, followed by private consulting. But he didn't leave music behind entirely and finds that the complex counterpoint of J.S. Bach helps him puzzle through thorny investigations.
He also has chromesthesia, a form of synesthesia, where he sees all sounds and voices as colors, shapes, and textures. Although he's the first to say this doesn't make him a "Super Detective," his unusual perceptions of the world often work their way into cases.
I truly enjoy writing the Scott Drayco mysteries and love hearing from readers such as Laura J. who said, "Usually I read James Patterson, but you're number one now!"
Available books in print and ebook (click on website for buy links!):
Played to Death (Book 1)
Requiem for Innocence (Book 2)
Dies Irae (Book 3)
- Mid-Atlanta, USA
- JoinedFebruary 26, 2015