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I've been writing stories ever since I could hold a pencil and singing in church choirs since I was big enough to hold a hymn book. I had my first critique partner in ninth grade. (We wrote lots of stories and assured each other how brilliant they were.) Our treasured friendship continues to this day.
I met my husband, in University and he's the inspiration for many of my clever, nice-guy heros. While he was earning his doctorate in physics, I worked at a preschool and spent my lunch hours haunting the provincial archives, tracing my ancestors to their origins in Georgian era Britain. I uncovered enough fascinating true stories to keep me in romance plots for years to come!
I was a special needs teacher by training and I left the classroom to raise our young family, fully expecting to return when my children went to school. In my limited spare time, I wrote my first historical romance then began learning the skills I needed to make it sell. In 1998, my life took an amazing detour when my two youngest sons were diagnosed with autism and I sold my first book. Suddenly my writing hobby became a career that allowed me the flexibility to be at home for my boys, and my former profession became my life.
Since then, I've written more than twenty historical romances and two other-world fantasy novels, many of which deal with my favourite themes of grace and forgiveness. After the launch of the Love Inspired Historical line, I became an avid reader of those wonderful stories and yearned to write some of my own. I am delighted and grateful to have been given that opportunity!
My family and I live in historic, romantic Nova Scotia. When I'm not writing books or driving my children to various appointments and activities, I continue to worship in music with the Celtic Singers.