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I'm a native of central Maine where I grew up on a small farm. I lived with my husband Jim in his home state of Oregon for a while after we were married, but eventually decided to move back to Maine and be near my family. We lived in Clinton, Maine for more than thrity two years. In May, 2010, we moved to western Kentucky.
Our six children were all home-schooled. The exception was that our two youngest took their final year at a Christian school. We have eight gorgeous, brilliant grandchildren and right now we also have a cat and two horses.
I've always loved reading, history, and horses. I took a vocational course in horseshoeing after earning a bachelor's degree in history. I don't shoe horses anymore, but the experience has come in handy in writing several of my books.
Another longtime hobby of mine is genealogy, which has led me down many fascinating paths. I'm proud to be a DAR member! Some of Jim's and my quirkier ancestors have inspired fictional characters.
For many years I worked for the Central Maine Morning Sentinel as a freelancer. This experience was a great help in developing fictional characters and writing realistic scenes. I also published non-fiction articles in several magazines and had several short stories appear in Woman's World, Grit, and Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. I’ve been blessed with awards for several of my books, including the Carol Award (formerly known as the Book of the Year, sponsored by American Christian Fiction Writers) and the Inspirational Readers’ Choice Award. Three of my books have been 'Top Picks' in Romantic Times Book Reviews magazine.
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