Minda is a writer, artist and college teacher with a B.S. in Earth Science and History, plus a Masters in History. Her sculptures have been shown in galleries across Texas. In addition, she has co-written several Saturday morning cartoons for ABC with her sister, Marilyn Webber.
An avid reader and writer, Minda started writing when she was in the third grade. In fourth grade her teacher read Minda's scary stories to the class and told her mom she would be a writer. By middle school she was writing poetry and still does today. Her first novel won Best Historical Vampire Novel and was nominated for Best First Novel by the Romantic Times Book Reviewer's Choice Awards. Her other books have been nominated for Most Innovative Novel and Best Paranormal Romance of the Year.
Minda writes quirky, funny, scary, romantic paranormal romance that is not serious or dark, just funny and odd and sometimes profoundly sweet. If you are looking for historical accuracy don’t peek in her books, which is ironic, since she teaches history.
Housewives Thru the Decades Series – The 1950s (Yeah, they were desperate then too!) In the small town of Stepp’s Ford, kids rode their bikes and salesmen sold their wares door-to-door, both taking advantage of the long summer days. At night, residents nestled into their beds, forgetting to lock their doors and leaving their windows opened to cooling breezes. No one expected treachery among their own because in this land of flag-waving and apple pies, everyone knew their neighbor….But did they really? Yes, July 2, 1957, was a day like any other, or so it seemed to those on Twilight Circle, until Orson and Joan Weldon moved into the house at 212, several strange tracks were discovered in the patch of woods nearby, and the Omega salesman disappeared… On the circle, Dana Wynters has her hands full, being newly divorced and taking in her nine-year-old nephew, Remy, for the summer. In addition, a handsome stranger has rented the garage apartment next door to Dana Wynters. Sam “Mac” Macready claims to be a mystery writer, although Dana rarely sees him writing. Still, her two neighbors encourage Dana to snatch Mac up before some other divorcee lands him. And Mac can’t help but notice Dana’s stunning blue eyes and curvy figure that would have any guy whistling “Dixie.” But Dana and Mac’s romance keeps hitting a snag, because in this quiet, little town, murder may have been done. And it seems all the neighbors have skeletons in their closets and they’ll do anything to keep their secrets buried. Especially Mac.
V.J. Frankenstein has a lot on her mind. She has a brother that her father made in his basement laboratory who drives her crazy. He’s a monster - literally, along with her two sisters, who aren’t really monsters, they just act like it. She can’t partner with BFF Bea Franklin for her science project since they accidentally blew up the science lab last year with their quantum physics project. Jason Jekyll, her ex-boyfriend wants to get back together, but he’s too picky. And Hart Hyde, his cousin, is crazy about Debbs Van Helsing who is crazy about Seth, the Mummy’s son. So nobody’s happy in love. V.J. doesn’t even have a date for the Halloween Dance. And to top it all off, their high school mascot is lame. So, V.J. and her friends decide to find a new mascot. A zombie would be perfect. Only when they open the grave you’ll never guess who they find. Now, ghouls, werewolves and vampires are all out to ‘put the bite’ on them. And who is chasing after them is the biggest secret of all. There is danger, deceit and deadly intent.
It is monster mayhem with flashing fangs, stabbing stakes, wacked werewolves and exploding garlic bombs (which Bea Franklin, a chip off the old Ben Franklin block invents to save the day). In the midst of all this monster mashing and malevolent madness, only V.J. Frankenstein could get a date to the Halloween Dance, even though he sucks. But then he is Dracula’s grandson!
When your father is not only an infamous pirate but the husband of six vanished wives, respectability's hard to come by. That's why Eve invented herself a husband. How else was a nineteenth-century gal to follow her dreams and become one of those newfangled psychiatrists? Certainly she will never run The Towers, London's preeminent asylum for potty paranormals. But now, wackier than the werewolves and loonier than the leprechaun she's treating, something new takes shape -- and he has the name of her never-before-seen husband and the body to drive a girl absolutely batty...
There's something strange in the neighborhood, and Sam Hammett's not going to call anyone. Her family runs the business Paranormal Pest Pursuers, Inc.--unrivaled by anyone--except Monsters 'R Us, their new competitors recently arrived from Russia. And from the look of that crew, and Nicolas Strakhov, their boss, the war to come will be anything but cold. Luckily, business is booming, so Sam'll soon be bustin' up, bustin' down--bustin' every which way but loose. And there's more than the ghost of a chance she'll fall in love.