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Born and raised in Joplin, Missouri, I've also resided in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Mt. Clemens, Michigan, Springfield, Missouri and Colorado Springs, Colorado. Though I have loved each area, the Ozarks will always hold a special place in my heart.

I was inspired to write my first book, IT'S A WONDERFUL UNDEAD LIFE, while working as a phlebotomist. Of course, since I spent every day sticking needles into veins for the collection of blood samples, it led me to write a story about vampires. 


I tried to imagine what would happen to a phlebotomist if she were to become a vampire? And the Blautsauger family of vampires was born. 

Side note: Blautsauger is an old Bavarian word for bloodsucker.

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