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ABOUT ME - I've been a writer since 8th grade. I started college as a journalism major then transferred to business my freshman year, all due to the woman's lib movement.…I know I've now dated myself. I've worked as an accountant/ CPA ever since. However, my love for writing, fiction or non-fiction never diminished. I kept myself busy with journals and business writing. Once my last child left for college, I decided it was time to get back in the fiction game. I've worked at honing my skills and figuring out what I like to write…seems that it's not straight romance but mystery. I surprise myself at times. I'm retired now and devote many hours to writing and thinking about my characters and stories. I spend my off time hanging out with my grandchildren who are all adorable, trying new recipes, and traveling as far and as often as my wallet allows me to go. Thank heavens, Houston has a great airport!!

A few interesting tidbits:

Real Name:  Granny Burns

Age:  Old enough to know that intel is classified

Occupation:  Cozy Mystery/Political Thriller Writer

Hobbies:  Trying new recipes, traveling out of Texas, reading, keeping up with celebrity gossip and world

news, and spending time with my children and grandchildren - and my two dogs, Dexter and Bailey.

Favorite Food:  Tex-Mex

Favorite Recipe:  Texas Style Oven Baked Brisket

Favorite TV Show:  Chopped on Food Network

Favorite Song:  "Hotel California" The Eagles

Favorite Movie: " The Saint" with Val Kilmer

Favorite Quote:  "I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else." --Winston


Favorite Riddle:  At night they come without being fetched. By day they are lost without being stolen.

What are they?

(The Stars)

Favorite Joke:  Knock Knock

Who's there?


Cash who?

I knew you were nuts!

Most Travelled to City:  Las Vegas, Nevada (Yes, my net winnings are in the negative column.)

Personal Motto:  Find the joy in the journey, not the destination!!

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