In 2009, after working in finance for several decades, I pressed PAUSE on the career and took up the serious business of learning how to write. Five years later, with countless deleted pages behind me, I published Hill Country Greed.
Thus was born Joe Robbins.
Joe is a freelance Chief Financial Officer with a head for numbers, a penchant for trouble, and a history with boxing and guns.
And Joe has a character flaw. Whenever he sees trouble he runs toward it, even though everyone else is running away. This tendency irritates his wife, Rose, not to mention Lieutenant Rico Carrillo, head of Austin’s homicide unit.
In each novel a company that needs help hires Joe. In the process of helping, Joe figures out something that others don’t want him to know. This creates conflict. Sometimes people get murdered. Sometimes people try to murder Joe. I enjoy telling these stories.
If that sounds like fun, then strap in for a thrill ride through the hill country of Texas.
The unending accounts of sexual assault on college campuses compelled me to write Survivors’ Dawn, a novel that tells the story of three young women who struggle to survive sexual assault and bring their assailant to justice. I published Survivors’ Dawn under the pen name of Ashley Warren.
I love to write and to talk about writing. I have taught workshops, conducted radio interviews and led book group discussions. Use the contact tab to ask me about any of the these opportunities.