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I consider myself a very lucky woman. The eldest of four daughters, I grew up in a small town in northeastern Ohio. My family didn’t have a lot of money, but that didn’t matter, because what we did have was worth more than money – a happy home.
My parents had a good marriage and they doted on us. My upbringing is very much reflected in the stories I write and my books are filled with warmth and love of family.
Today I live in Houston, Texas, and many of my stories are based in the Gulf Coast city. I have also lived in upstate New York, Southern California, northern Alabama, and Stockholm, Sweden. No matter where I've lived, I've found that people everywhere are the same and want the same things: love and committed relationships.
I've been married to the same man for forty-plus years, have three terrific children and three adored grandchildren. Me and my husband currently share our home with two longhaired cats, Pete and Phoebe, and a backyard filled with squirrels, birds, and other critters we love to feed and whose antics keep us amused.
My hobbies and other interests include reading, walking for exercise, going to the movies and the theatre, swimming, and travelling.