Carlsbad, Las Cruces. Newspaper reporter, medical writer. Has won many state and several national awards for news, feature, and column writing. Co-author, with mother Doris Holmes, of Sting of the Scorpion and the mystery novel Night of Shadows, both set in New Mexico. Author of the science fiction novel Ten Crescent Moons, and the Salt Flat Murders mystery series about New Mexico newspaper reporter Jessica Flynn.