Waking at 6 a.m. and working until 6 p.m., living the corporate American lifestyle.

I have a quick dinner and get back on my computer, just to keep up. Traveling at a moment’s notice, usually to visit an angry customer. Ignoring my body, my social life, my happiness…

I decided to break this unfulfilling ritual and reset my career as an engineer, author and business woman. I faced my fear of change and took a leave of absence from work.

I took that time to write a psychological legal thriller, Free of Malice, which had been on my bucket list to do for years. I moved home to Georgia and embarked on a national book tour.

I am now writing my second novel.