Welcome to my web page where I share the following:

In A DANCE WITH THE DEVIL: A TRUE STORY OF MARRIAGE TO A PSYCHOPATH,  I  weave a story of how fairy tale dreams, trust and hope collide with the
crazy-making world of psychopaths and domestic violence.  Psychopath -- the word evokes fear and reminds us that serial killers stalk our society.  Alarmingly, most
psychopaths are not  killers like Ted Bundy or John Wayne Gacy, or even killers.  Recent studies reveal psychopaths permeate our everyday lives as ordinary people
who move through life wreaking havoc on unsuspecting victims.  Psychopaths look for their victims at work, at church, at organizations, and in romantic
relationships.  They snare victims with a web of deceit and create a crazy-making world where reality blurs.  As frightening as this revelation is, it is my hope that my
compelling story will help others recognize the psychopath’s deviant behavior before it’s too late for them.  Lessons learned are lessons to be shared.  Through
personal experience, I show in my book that inspiration is culled from mayhem, hope shines light through darkness, and strength emerges with belief in one’s journey.

Victims of a psychopaths find recovery difficult.  Family and friends may blame the victim.  The courts fail to recognize the psychopath's deviant behavior and the
victim is brutalized by the inadequacies and ignorance of criminal and family court law. Victims may suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  There is no
one path to recovery, but one thing is for sure....recovery takes time.  Under the Recovery tab, I provide links to
agencies and websites that potentially can help a
victim recover after an encounter with a psychopath.   The best defense against psychopaths is knowing how they operate and I include information on my
Psychopath
page.

I also share my seventeen year
writing journey for my first book, A DANCE WITH THE DEVIL: A TRUE STORY OF MARRIAGE TO A PSYCHOPATH, as an
example that dreams do come true with planning and hard work.  There are links and recommendations for the books that helped me navigate the traditional publishing
world.  Many women wish to share their experiences and I am the first to say they need to be fully recovered before starting on a writing journey that may open old
wounds, but also bring clarity.

My second book, THE LITTLE BOOK OF SUCCESS: TURN YOUR DREAMS INTO REALITY WITH FOUR SIMPLE TOOLS, came about because of what I
learned as I wrote the first book.   This book demanded to be written, literally.  As I started the research for my historical novel (on which I am now working)  it kept
calling me to put the research aside and share how my four P's of passion, planning, patience, and persistence helped me to:  
  • Change the divorce law of California,
  • Build a 3,000 square foot house
  • Return to college at thirty years old to graduate with honors,
  • Become a published author.


Thanks for visiting and I hope you find the pages informative.
Recommended in Huffington
Post Article as one of five
books to read to spot
psychopaths in your life
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