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An optimistic outlook on life keeps me young. Well, that and the six grandchildren.

Background Information

Born Seattle, Washington

Grew up in West Tennessee, San Diego, California. I’ve also lived in Columbia, Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee and Louisville, Kentucky. 

Presently reside in Louisville, Kentucky


Graduated from Fern Creek High School in Louisville, Kentucky. Went to work instead of college and learned everything the hard way. Mostly self-taught and trained, except for a few night classes and several computer courses. 


Married to a retired Control Mechanic/Technician who is presently seeking a second career. We have three sons who were homeschooled for 4 years. All three are now married and have given us 4 granddaughters, 2 grandsons and 1 granddog. 



Activities/Experiences: I am a business office manager for a busy architectural millwork company. I am Wife, Mom, Grandma and Writer. I have served as a deaconess at my church for several years, sang in the choir for many years, sang/danced/acted in and helped direct a very popular Christmas play for 9 years. I love to travel, watch movies, read and spend time with my family. I’m not really into sports, but do enjoy driving a golf cart. 


How I started writing: In 1986, I was a busy homeschool teacher and Mom to 3 active young boys. During this time I began to feel a desire to write. I wrote a very short story and gave it to a teacher friend to read. I asked her to tell me if she thought I could write well. She thought I had potential. I was hooked. 


A few years later, I had several book-length manuscripts squirreled away. I didn’t the confidence to try to get anything published until I received The Lady of the Haven.


The Lady of the Haven began with a “vision” that played out in my head like a film clip from a movie. It was so real and so detailed, I decided I had to write it. A black stallion, hot from a hard run, trots up to a rain-swollen river and stops. On his back, lay an injured warrior, barely hanging on. The stallion shies away from the loud, swirling water. He moves slowly forward, blowing air out of his nostrils, sniffing at the water, obviously thirsty. Finally, he lowers his neck and drinks. The warrior loses his grip and slides into the water, where he is immediately taken up by the swift current.


From this beginning, came a story that kept me enthralled until the end. I was constantly wondering what would happen next. At times, my fingers were way too slow! When it ended, I was not satisfied. I could not relax until I began again and another story poured forth. A Gathering of Eagles is the second book with Jael of Rogan as the lead character. 

Birth Place
Seattle, WA 

Main Achievement: Three fine sons who turned out to be decent human beings and a happy marriage. No awards or certifications yet, but I'm working on it.

Additional Information

I didn't win the contest, but I got a great review! Read the commentary from the Writer's Digest Self-Published Books Contest on my blog at Just click the Yarnweaver link below. You can also download and read the first two chapters of the book at this link. Thanks!

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