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As an avid reader with eclectic tastes in fiction, I've been inspired to write in a variety of styles – from light-hearted relationship stories to breath-snatching suspense. My books have been named finalists in the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence in mystery/suspense, the American Christian Fiction Writer's Book of the Year Award, ACFW's Carol Award, and the National Readers Choice Award. In 2011 my romance novel, A Daughter's Legacy, received a Holt Medallion Award of Merit. In 2008 I was honoured to receive the prestigious Writer of the Year Award at Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference.
In addition to writing, I’m an active inspirational speaker and frequent presenter at schools and conferences. A certified lay speaker for the United Methodist Church, my messages are always well-received by a variety of audiences in conferences, retreats and churches across the country. My speaking ability, groomed through years of presenting dry material to bored corporate employees, has been described as entertaining, yet spiritually encouraging.
When I’m not writing or speaking, me and my husband, Ted, enjoy exploring the extremes of nature – snow skiing in the Wasatch Mountains near Salt Lake City, motorcycle riding on the curvy roads in central Kentucky, and scuba diving in the warm waters of Mexico and the Caribbean.