Books are cool ~ Books are fun ~ Books are informative ~ Books can take you to other worlds ~ Or to the future ~ Or back in time ~ Did I say books are cool? Well, they are.
I am wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend. I have a creative soul and my outlets are writing books, reading, and crafting.
I grew up in Freeland, Michigan, a small farming town, in a rural area, and the wide-open space was my range. As a kid, I took full of advantage of that space and the freedom it offered as my sister and I rode our horses (sometimes bareback) for miles and miles. Neighbors were friends, and most everyone, whether town folks or farm folks, knew each other.
After high school, I met my husband, Craig, and we eventually moved to another small town in Michigan and raised our two girls in Beaverton, MI – on Wixom Lake. Summers were filled with boat rides, swimming, knee-boarding, water skiing, backyard barbeques and bonfires. And during the cold of winter, you would find our family out on the snowmobiles, or ice fishing.
I worked for The Dow Chemical Company for 25 years, retiring to Gaylord, Michigan where Craig and I built our retirement home and pole barn on 20 rural acres. (It’s like a flashback to my childhood.) I like to volunteer in the community, with a local pregnancy resource center, and with my church. I’ve been a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators for many years and I write picture books, middle grade and dabble in YA.
Other Writing Experiences
I’ve enjoyed writing articles for an on-line Christian magazing: Faith Filled Family Magazine.
When our church asks for writers to create skits, I’m always willing to do so. I’ve written several short skits over the past two years.
Other: I have several picture books (and two novels) in progress.