Charlotte earned her PhD by studying how values influence behavior. That interest in communication and relationships became a theme in her work life – first as an academic, later as an organization development consultant, and now as a mystery writer. It wasn’t particularly helpful during her time as a commercial salmon fisher in Alaska, but she enjoyed those years of physical labor and being away from everything except the ocean and the captivating Alaskan scenery and wildlife.
Her current passions include writing humorous mysteries set in the Pacific Northwest. She is also engaged with local writers and readers as past president of the Puget Sound chapter of Sisters in Crime.
Since 2019 she has published three Discount Detective mysteries with one more to due out in March, 2023, three Macavity & Me mysteries and the first Vashon Island Mystery.
Charlotte is also the author of a non-fiction book, DISASTROUS INTERVIEWS: THE COMIC, TRAGIC AND JUST PLAIN UGLY.
Some of Charlotte’s favorite nonprofits include: