The Genesis of the Nerdy Girl Phenomenon
I am an overworked attorney by day and an aspiring writer by night (and any other time I can find a spare minute). I’ve written several books in a murder mystery series featuring a law student turned detective named Liz Howe. The first book is Murderers and Nerdy Girls Work Late.
I woke up one day about two years ago with Liz’s voice in my head, and I haven’t been able to get rid of her. It’s like schizophrenia with a good prognosis. So instead of seeking medical attention, I decided to write a novel. However, I had no time. Anyone who tries to work as a lawyer and a mother to small children will understand this point. So I did what all creative people do, I faked it. I constructed a story that used random knowledge I’d acquired over the years and much of my own experience. All writing, no research.
Someone who starts out as a voice in your head tends to get her way eventually, so I couldn’t stop with just one novel. Currently, I have four that are far enough along to have a title: Bombers and Nerdy Girls Do Brunch, Kidnappers and Nerdy Girls Tie the Knot, and Villains and Nerdy Girls Tangle with Deception. Both Murderers and Bombers are complete and edited. I am working to edit Kidnappers. Villains and a fifth novel are in draft form, and I have almost completed the sixth.