I was born in Wisconsin, raised in Southern California, then moved back to Wisconsin, where I’ve lived for the last 35 years. Having four seasons instead of two has been one of the many benefits of living in Northwestern Wisconsin. So is living in the country, because I get to enjoy its beauty and peacefulness every day.
Writing has been in my blood since elementary school. And it only grew when I had children. I wanted to create stories for them, but life took me on a different path. With three daughters, I was a Girl Scout leader for 15 years. We enjoyed crafting, earning badges, volunteering, and traveling in the States and abroad.
Then, against my better judgment, I went back to school after my children finished college. It wasn’t an easy task, but my experience at Vermont College of Fine Arts was invaluable. I meant many wonderful authors, and writers, and found that my stubborn streak proved very resourceful. I can proudly brag that I now hold a Master’s in Writing for Children and Young Adults from VCFA.
I’ve been traveling through life for many years and now that my children are grown and on their own, I decided it was time to plug into my passions. Writing, genealogy, and gardening. I do my best to incorporate all of these, and a little magic, in the stories I write.