Guilty Pleasure Cheesy romance novels — the free, downloadable ones from BookBub.
Vita 49; born in Cleveland; bachelor’s and law degrees from Campbell University; married with three children, five dogs, three cats and four chickens.
Why she chose to specialize in this field I worked on wills and divorces in the Marine Corps. When I got out, I worked as a legal secretary in family law, then a paralegal. Family law was my comfort zone.
Memorable case One of the most memorable courtroom moments was cross-examining an opposing party/supporting spouse who claimed to be disabled — blind, on oxygen, the whole nine yards. Videos showed our investigator having a hard time keeping up with him speed walking through town, reading a newspaper while walking, checking his watch, all with no walking cane and no oxygen tank. He was required to pay alimony.
Favorite place Home, especially when all of my children are there. It can be completely chaotic with multiple conversations, music, games, TV, etc., all happening at the same time, but there’s no better feeling than having everyone together under the same roof.
Recent reading I typically read a business-related book at the same time I read a cheesy romance. Recently, I read Deep Work (the business book by Cal Newport) and The Doctor Wears a Stetson (a western romance novel by Anne Marie Novark).
Passions Animals, children, triathlons.