Scarlet began her career with a different name and a wandering down a different path. After growing up as the daughter of two full-time working and full-time student parents, moving around the state of Ohio, and typing away on her great-grandfather’s antique Royal typewriter, she ventured off to college, where she majored in History, minored in Leadership Studies, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa, which all basically means there was nothing left to do after college but go to law school because let’s face it, there isn’t much to do with a B.A. in History these days.
Deciding that playing Olivia Benson in real life might be appealing, Scarlet went to law school and focused on criminal law. She spent almost a decade as a gang prosecutor, several years working for the appellate courts, and then rounded out her illustrious legal career as a criminal defense attorney.
Finally tiring of death threats and how freaking heavy carrying a gun made her purse, she retired from the practice of law, took off the blindfold that Lady Justice had saddled her with for 15 years, and took up freelance writing, blogging, social media consulting, and oh yes, living her life.
Scarlet is married to a kick-ass retired Army fighter pilot, they have two children, one of whom is entering her teenage years and reminding her mother how sassy redheaded teenage girls can be, and the other who is deciding if he wants to be a WWE wrestler, a garbage man, an author, or a doctor. As long as he’s happy, his parents are good with whatever he wants to do.
Currently, Scarlet is working on several books. One is a psychological thriller where she is putting her legal background to good use. Another is a humorous autobiography/anthology of Scarlet’s many antics over the years. There are mentions of squirrels, crowns, and flying pigs, to name a few of the characters who appear in the memoir. She is also working on a few other book outlines, but her writing group has threatened her with stealing her iPad and taking away her online shopping privileges until she finishes the drafts of the aforementioned works.
She and her husband are also in the process of building a new house, selling an old house, raising a brood of furry animals (some are even four-legged), and traveling wherever they decide to go when they can get away. She hasn’t quite convinced the husband that a house alpaca is a good thing, but she’s working on it.
To follow Scarlet’s shenanigans, which are far less serious than this “About Scarlet” page, check her out on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and you can sign up for her newsletter right here! She promises not to inundate you with spam emails, or emails about spam, as she finds spam about as disgusting as she finds lima beans.