Book signing at WisRWA conference - 2017

Thanks for stopping by! I'm delighted you're here, and I hope you’ll come back often and check out what’s happening in my writing world.  It’s interesting, sometimes confusing, often disappointing and altogether fascinating ... and I can’t imagine doing anything else.



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​I believe in living a full life. I loved bungy-jumping from the high bridge in Christchurch, New Zealand, zip-lining in Mexico, and ballooning over elephants herds in Africa. I still want to sky dive, but maybe my aging bones are a little brittle for landing, so I might not try that. I've traveled to over 75 countries, and I'm always looking for new and adventurous things to experience. I love to read - of course! - play golf, pickle ball, Scrabble and Bridge. And write.

In spite of getting my first rejection at age 13, I've won over 65 regional and national awards in fiction, poetry, essays and articles. I write adult romance, mystery and mainstream fiction as well as children's picture books, and always have at least one book in progress. My large family (7 children, 5 stepchildren and 31 grandchildren) just keeps growing and is up to nine great-grandchildren, at last count. My life is never dull, and that's the way I like it."