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

Freelance Writing
I’ve enjoyed writing articles for an on-line Christian magazine: 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 another novel) in progress.