When your characters won't leave you alone, day or night, it's time to write their story!
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.
A Glimpse Into the Author's Life
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 25 years, and then retired to Gaylord, Michigan where my husband 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 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 young adult.
Other Writing Experiences
Other: I have several picture books (and another novel) in progress.