Born in Texas Hill Country in 1951, my four sisters and I spent part of our childhood on the Navajo Indian Reservation where my family adopted two Navajo boys. My recently released book, Running From Coyote: A White Family among the Navajo, is a memoir about this time in my life.
I have a degree in Early Childhood Education, a couple of years of law school and in the late 1970's and early 1980's owned and operated two child care centers in Portland, Oregon. In 1989 my first book, The Very Best Child Care and How To Find It (Prima Publications) was a Literary Guild alternative selection. My interest in quality care for infants and toddlers led me to Chair a Statewide committee, The Great Start Committee, that offered funding for programs for children birth to age five.
I am busy promoting Running From Coyote and writing my next book, the true story of my grandfather's trial for murder in the early 1930's.
When I am not writing I enjoy hiking in the desert just east of San Diego, CA, juggling with friends, and spending time with my two children.