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I live in the Niagara region of Ontario, Canada with my husband of over twenty five years, two of our three twenty-something children, and too many pets. I also have a married daughter, fabulous son-in-law, and adorable granddaughter.
We (minus the animals) live in a hundred year old farmhouse (a.k.a. the money pit) that I was having great fun renovating until I blew a disk in my back. However, this unfortunate accident afforded me the time and motivation to pursue my lifelong dream of being a writer.
I actually never thought I’d be able to write fiction, then following my mom’s death, I discovered Love Inspired books. Seeing characters battle the same questions, yearnings and frustrations I battled, and triumph over them through God’s grace, restored my hope and rekindled my passion for writing.
So when my husband (out of desperation because of the Love Inshpired books piling up around our house) suggested I write my own stories, little did he know where that off-handed remark would lead.
Six years and several much-revised novels later, I received my first contract. The news arrived on my youngest child’s first day of college. What a wonderful way to celebrate my 'graduation' from homeschool teacher to full-time author!
The journey to publication, and beyond, has stretched and challenged me in ways I’d never imagined. It’s been exciting to see my novels win some rewards, most recently RT Reviewers’ Choice Book of the Year for Love Inspired Suspense, but the richest reward has been hearing from readers.
My husband and children continue to be my most enthusiastic encouragers. My youngest daughter, a freelance writer and aspiring novelist herself, provides an understanding ear when writer’s block sets in. My eldest daughter types my handwritten pages. My son answers my would-a-guy-do-this questions. And my hubby is happy to stand in for my hero anytime to inspire those romantic interludes.