Ever since I was a young girl, I had an ear for a story. Although, I always harbored a secret wish to be a storyteller. Taking to heart George Eliot’s words, “it is never too late to be what you might have been,” I reinvented myself as an author so I can share stories with readers wherever I find them. The California Immigrant is the first novel in my Monterey Bay Series.


I was born and raised in Watsonville, California, a third-generation Croatian-American whose great, great uncles were pioneers in the town's apple industry which they helped develop into the Apple Capital of the World. After graduating UCLA with a political science degree, I headed east for a job on Capitol Hill. But while I may have left California, it never left me, and I remain a California Girl who is a proud new member of the Native Daughters of the Golden West.


Now I live in a New York City suburb with my husband in the place we’ve called home for over twenty-five years. Our three children make the annual trek for the holidays and we visit them as well. Life is good.