Author of The Chicago Neighborhood Mysteries - Death in Logan Square, Death in Humboldt Park 

(querying for an agent)


Your husband has an affair with your friend. You discover her dead body.

And the police think you did it!

A story of betrayal, murder and friendship

Death in Logan Square is a mystery set in the Chicago neighborhood of Logan Square. The story is told in two perspectives, that of Carmen, a Peruvian immigrant with a lot to lose, and her jail psychologist, Sandra, who becomes her friend. Carmen works from her jail cell to find the true killer while Sandra gathers evidence for her to solve the crime.

Short Works Published

"Vikingr" -A Norwegian mystery-a touch of Scandinavia, a touch of the supernatural.

"Cuyes"- The story of Carmen, the protagonist of the series, leaving her home in the mountains to come to Lima.


2019 First Place Winner of First Page Poem or Page Contest at the University of Wisconsin Writers' Institute-First Page of Death in Humboldt Park

Winner of the Helen McCloy Scholarship to nurture talent in mystery writing

2018 Third Place Winner of the First Page Poem or Page Contest at the University of Wisconsin Writers' Institute-First page of Death in Logan Square

About me

ESL teacher by day and mystery writer by night. I live in Oak Park, Illinois. I recently finished my first mystery, Death in Logan Square, and am working on the next in the Chicago Neighborhood Mystery Series, Death in Humboldt Park,-deception-and-discovery/

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